Is Israel really preparing for an attack on Iran?

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, August 16, 2012

The question of whether Israel is on the brink of a strike against Iran periodically resurfaces as the Persian country’s march to a nuclear weapon continues unabated and Israeli leaders indicate, openly or subtly, that their patience is running out.


Israelis sceptical about unilateral strike on Iran

By Jennifer Lipman, August 16, 2012

Nearly two thirds of Israelis are against their government taking unilateral action against Iran and more than half are not convinced that it will do so.

According to a poll conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute, 61 per cent of Israelis Jews do not back a strike on Iran conducted without US support.


Families of dead Iranian scientists set to sue Israel

By Sandy Rashty, August 15, 2012

BRITAIN, the USA and Israel may face legal action after family members of dead Iranian scientists accused them of being behind their assassinations.

Rahim Ahmadi Roshan, the father of a former Natanz uranium enrichment employee, has appealed to international bodies via Iran’s judiciary after his son Mostafa was killed in a January bomb attack.


Iran debate reaches boiling point in Israel

By Sandy Rashty, August 15, 2012

The debate about whether or not Israel should attack Iran has reached boiling point in the Jewish state.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week said Iran’s programme “dwarfed” all other threats to the existence of Israel.

“Iran must not be permitted to obtain nuclear weapons,” he told an Israeli television station.


Sinai strike signals deluge after Assad

By John R Bradley, August 9, 2012

it has long been held that Iran is the greatest threat facing Israel. But there is a far more imminent danger - and it is closer to home.

With Assad's regime ever closer to implosion, many groups are circling for power in Syria. Prominent among these are foreign jihadists who have been flooding into the country to fight and are waiting for their chance to turn their firepower on Israel.


British bank accused of hiding billion-dollar Iran deals

By Orlando Radice, August 7, 2012

Standard Chartered may lose its licence to do business in the US after a report by New York regulators alleged that the British bank hid more than £160bn in illegal Iranian transactions.


India accuses Iranian military over Delhi attack on Israelis

By Jennifer Lipman, August 1, 2012

Iran's military organisation has been fingered by Indian investigators hunting the perpetrators of an attack on the country's Israeli embassy in February.


Panetta: Give Iran sanctions time to work

By Jennifer Lipman, July 31, 2012

The US Defence Secretary has called for Iran to be given more time to respond to sanctions during a speech in Tunis.

Mr Panetta's remarks came a day before a much-publicised trip to Israel, where concern about Iran's nuclear ambitions is a high priority.


Iran blames Israel for Bulgaria terrorist attack

By Jamie Michaels, July 26, 2012

Iran's UN envoy has accused Israel of staging a suicide bomb attack on its own tourists in a bus explosion last Wednesday, in which five Israelis were killed and dozens more were injured.

The attack took place at the airport of Burgas, Bulgaria, a popular seaside resort for Israeli tourists.


IDF dismisses false Press TV report about goat theft

By Jennifer Lipman, July 19, 2012

The IDF has firmly dismissed a report in the Iranian media that its soldiers stole 1,000 goats from Southern Lebanon.

According to Press TV, in a story that was also repeated in the Arab media, 20 Israeli soldiers crossed the border. After failing to kidnap two shepherds, the Iranian government mouthpiece reported that "the Israeli forces then stole 1,000 goats in the area".