Thursday, September 29, 2005

Israelis Warn of Iran Strike

JTA Daily Briefing:
Israeli lawmakers on a visit to Washington hinted that Israel one day could resort to military force to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons. Delegates from the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee who held talks with senators and members of Congress warned that if the United States does not rein in Iran’s nuclear program, Israel will.

We sacrificed 6 million Jews because the Western world did not understand what Hitler intended,” said delegate Yosef “Tommy” Lapid. “We are not willing to sacrifice another 6 million Israelis because the world does not understand the mullahs of Iran.”

The committee, a parliamentary body, does not speak for the Israeli government. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has said that Israel has no plans to attack Iran.