Last Friday the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz published a lengthy
interview with Moshe ‘Boogie’ Ya’alon, Israel’s Minister for
Most of the interview dealt with Iran and the possibility that Israel
will launch a military strike on the nuclear facilities of the
Ya’alon is a member of Israel’s security cabinet and was Chief of
Staff of the IDF during the Second Intifada. During the interview
Ya’alon stated that when Israel has to choose between Iran having a
(nuclear) bomb and bombing Iran, it will opt for the latter.
He also made clear that for Israel the red line is Iran’s capability
to produce a nuclear weapon and not Khamenei’s order to produce a
bomb. He also told Ha’aretz that there is disagreement with the US
administration on this issue. Ya’alon added that Israel is not
bluffing when it comes to decisive action to stop Iran and does not
need an American ‘green light’ for a military strike .