Israel and Iran to the Extent That Thesis

  • Length: 10 pages
  • Sources: 8
  • Subject: History - Israel
  • Type: Thesis
  • Paper: #32656576
  • Related Topic: Hezbollah, Iran, Arab Spring

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Israel and Iran to the extent that the level of cooperation often varies relying on political changes region wide. This distinctive relationship is based on religious and cultural status attributed to both nations in the neighborhoods of Arab. To this point, there are different recognized dynamic factors. Firstly, Israel and Iran are consistently depicted as affirmed enemies engaged in endless conflict as much a product of intertwined histories and shared cultural flight as it is one of tactical concerns and discrepancies resulting from politics. Additionally, Anti-Iran irrational fear in the Israeli communal sphere is portrayed as protrusion of professed domestic threats to the existing Israeli ethnocraticre structuring. Israel anti-Iran phobias are derived on the same level from home-based nervousness about the Jewish's ethnic and religious identities. Secondly, it is obvious that Israel and Iran have traded on enmity and exaggerated rhetoric on both sides encouraging the potential for further acceleration of the attack. Apparently, the roles of internal politics in both countries are typically left out for discussion of the attack. Finally, because the rocket-launching systems were manufactured under Iranian supervision in Gaza, the Iranian military experts are active in the Gaza Strip and in Sinai. At some points back, Iran fired rockets at Israel and this is their source of confident for the attack. On the other hand, Israel had also engaged in a warfare before with Iraq and they succeeded without any Plane crash neither death of their military worries, and so with their skilled militaries and powerful weapons, they believe they can make it again with Iran.


Israel antagonism with Iran has quickly increased from Lukewarm to Volatile especially after 2006 Lebanese conflict. Israel's focus shifted to the terrorist organization Hezbollah and viewed it as sponsored by Iran. Israel is most likely to attack Iran because the Hezbollah issues combined with the Iranians possession of nuclear technology and possibly weapons has exposed them to imminent future attack and they have to act before they are acted upon.

Israel Leadership believes Iran will attack

Israel leaders leery of Iranian possession of nuclear bomb components are convinced that it will eventually attack Israel and that quick action is necessary before Iran gets the weapon. Ehud Barak the defense minister is quoted as saying that it is better to stop Iran now than waiting it to acquire nuclear weapons; this will be complex, dangerous and costly in loss of lives and economically (Myre). Just as Barak, majority of leaders in Israel believe that Iran poses a threat to Israel. According to Harmon, the political leadership in Israel believe that it is their responsibility to protect the Jewish from a threat of this magnitude, they cannot accept by all means a nuclear Iran.

In addition, intelligence assessments suggest that the regime in Iran is able to completely manufacture a destructive weapon within five years. Yossi Baidatz the head of military intelligence in Israel's research division is certain that Iran has all it needs to build a bomb; he says that Iran had already enriched over 1 ton of Uranium enough to build more than 1 bomb (Jerusalem Post). Other intelligence also preempt the likelihood of Iranian building of a nuclear weapon. Mike Mullen, the chairperson of the U.S. Joint Chief of Staff gave indication that there is no time to waste in stopping Iran (Wall Street Journal). Furthermore, the International Atomic Energy Agency report outlined the revelation of 460 pounds of low-enriched uranium that Iranians hid. Gary Milhollin expressed concern saying that it was not what they expected and that it was alarming that the production was not properly reported (Jerusalem Post)

No Country Is Able to Stop Iran

Israel believes that the world is unable to stop Iran from producing nuclear weapons. The United States of America still holds on diplomacy and urges Israel to show restraint. Both the United States and European Union have implemented stringent sanctions on Iran waiting to see if it will comply.

Yaakov Amidror held talks with European officials in preparation of talks on the controversial Iranian nuclear programme in Baghdad on May 23, 2012. Many critics speculated the possibility of a deal to allow Iran to continue enriching uranium. This increases Israel's fears that no country is able to step in and stop Iran. In addition, despite the copious U.S. official threats various reports reveal that Benjamin Netanyauh does not believe that the United States contemplates military action against Iran.

It has taken the world ten years to heed Israel's warnings on Iran. According to Israel, the sanction imposed on Iran would have worked if they had been implemented ten years ago. They feel that the world needed to have responded to their alarm earlier and that there is no more time left. Israel believes that by the time the sanctions take effect mid-2012, the Iranians will have progressed and that the world powerful nations will be unable to reach it. Israel is aware that the reason the United States will not attack Iran is because they are cautious about their troops security in the Middle East against Iranian sponsored attacks than the eventuality of a nuclear-armed Iran.

International Support

According to Weiss, the president of the United States gave all indication that he approves of Israelis attack on Iran. It is widely believed in Israel that Obama will side them in case they attack Iran and reports also indicate that Israel is indeed preparing for the attacks. Weiss believes explains that Israel's Premier presented to the Knesset examples where his predecessors defied U.S. directives and took decisive actions to defend Israel, this included "the declaration of independence in 1948, the Six Day War in 1967 and the bombing of the nuclear reactor in Iraq in 1981" (Weiss). Moreover, Netanyahu also hinted that the U.S. president gave his approval for an attack on Iran. He added that Obama would speak against it but will allow it just as his predecessors did during the settlements in the territories. According to Benn,

Israel's Success Attack on Iraq and Syria

One of the predetermined catalysts for Israel attack on Iran is the history of Israel success in bombing Iraq main nuclear plant in 1981 and the attack on Syrian nuclear reactor in the year 2007. It came as a surprise to many when Israel targeted Osirak nuclear plant because it was strategically located far from Israel's resources. Syria on the other hand used the most unusual and complex anti-aircraft systems to avoid unauthorized access to their nuclear facilities, but succeeded in entry and destroyed it. These incidences motivate Israel and guide it towards an Iran attack. They believe that they will succeed because Iran's nuclear facilities are extended around the country while others are constructed underground. Iranian nuclear facilities are spread within the country and highly protected. However, it is believed that Israeli planners will come up with a creative solution to find them. Israel has the capability of refueling their military planes mid-air and this enable them to pass over hostile territories like they did in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Safe attack and victorious operations against Hamas and Hezbollah are also motivations that are likely to strengthen Israeli anticipation. Israel leaders are aware that they have talked about Iranian threats and Israeli's readiness to aggressively attack them. Failure to this until Iran build their nuclear weapon, Israel military will grow weak and the country poisoned by Iran (Myre).

The U.S. Presidential Election Campaign

The main reason U.S. might not get involved in the Israeli-Iranian war or even prevent Israel from attacking Iran is because of the upcoming presidential elections. It would be extremely difficult for President Obama or his opponent to express disapproval of the attack during their election campaign. Israel is highly considered by both the Republican and the Democrats and they both express steady support for Israel's security. Nonetheless, it is a reality that Israel will attack Iran since there is no firm negotiator to prevent it from the attack.

Obama administration officially announced that it did not want to be involved in any new military entanglements in the region, because the last U.S. troops left Iraq in December and still have a long way go in Afghanistan, which borders Iran.

Even though U.S. has not openly talked about the possibility of military action, the allegations are in good faith and growing risk that the two sides could end up in a war particularly over Iran's advancing nuclear program installation. It might not stop Israel's attack on Iran.

American political pundits and policymakers for a longtime have been arguing on the attack on Iran and subsequent eradication of the nuclear facilities by United States. It is clear that the idealistic argument opposes an Iran equipped with nuclear weapons. Detractors insist that if the embargo fails to impede Iran's progress, the United States should as well attack or live with nuclear-armed Iran. In this case, the United States would not deter possible attack by Israel.

Public Support

A recent poll carried out…

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