Mon 15 Apr 2024 5:20 pm - Jerusalem Time

Israeli media: Netanyahu’s dream is to involve Washington in a war with Iran

A former Israeli minister confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dream is to involve the United States in a war with Iran, and that he sees the current situation as an opportunity for that. This came in the context of discussions and analyzes reported by the Israeli media about the Iranian attack and about the position of US President Joe Biden rejecting an Israeli military response to Iran.

Giora Eiland, a former Israeli National Security Council minister, said, “Netanyahu’s dream since 2011 is that when an event like this occurs with Iran, Israel will attack Iran, the Iranians will respond violently, and the United States will have no choice but to attack Iran, and thus we will reach... The result desired by Israel.

He added, "The American president, who knows Netanyahu well, was quick to tell him: You will not do that." Eiland ruled out the possibility of Israel attacking Iran without American approval, and said, "Therefore, in my estimation, this event has ended."

Yossi Melman, an expert in military intelligence affairs, believes that “Israel this time will not respond to the Iranian attack emotionally.” He said that there is an unusual opportunity available for Israel to exploit the situation. “The Iranians are once again outcasts in the world, and I believe that attrition must be reduced.” Mutual exchange and waiting for the right opportunity. Revenge is a meal that is tastier when served cold.”

For his part, Yossi Yehoshua, a military affairs analyst in the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, acknowledged that Israel is unable to wage a war without the support of the Americans, and said, “Initiating a war requires American support to support and arm you, so who believes that they can attack Iran and Hezbollah without the Americans?” "It seems that he does not know the Israeli army."

The Israeli media reported statements by a number of Israeli ministers, especially National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, during which they called for a response to the Iranian attack “to restore deterrence and eliminate Iranian capabilities.”

It is noteworthy that the Iranian attack on Israel came in response to a strike attributed to Israel on April 1, on the Tehran consulate in the Syrian capital, Damascus, in which 7 members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard were killed, including two generals. Iran immediately confirmed that the strike would not go unanswered.

Source: Al Jazeera


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Israeli media: Netanyahu’s dream is to involve Washington in a war with Iran