Haaretz – an Israeli newspaper reports:
Netanyahu, who returned to Israel on Wednesday, is facing a complex political situation.
On the one hand, he and his party seem to be in top political form. On the other, 58 percent of those polled opposed an Israeli strike on Iran, without U.S. backing.
Thus it seems Netanyahu has not convinced those for whom he has been repeatedly threatening Tehran.
Coincidentally…for all of the consternation and political inside baseball between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations….Netanyahu appears to concede this round to President Obama. You can read more IACWE articles on Israel HERE.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will give international sanctions against Iran a chance to work, and is not planning an attack on its nuclear facilities in the coming “days or weeks.”
Speaking to Israeli television on Thursday, Netanyahu said he prefers a peaceful solution of the dispute with Iran, but insisted that his country will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon.
There are many good reasons for the Obama administration NOT to want a war with Iran – mainly gas prices. Foreign Policy asked Economist Nouriel Roubini what kind of impact a military strike on Iran would have:
When asked about the consequences of war in Iran, Roubini sees prolonged high oil prices “$170, $180, $200 a barrel” and warned of the knock-on consequences: “the last three major global recessions … were all caused by a geopolitical shock in the Middle East that led to spike in oil prices.” But Bremmer’s not buying all the war hype: “the Obama administration does not want to engage in military strikes against Iran — and they sure as hell are going to resist it, no matter what — before the elections.”
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