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Facing the Iranian threat Alone
Going It Alone On Iran? - Mike Evans - Jerusalem Prayer TeamIsrael is ready and able to attack Iranian nuclear sites on its own, without the help of allies such as the United States.

That’s the assessment of Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz in a lengthy interview with Israel Radio. When asked if the IDF has the capabilities to attack Iran on its own, Gantz answered "unequivocally, yes.”

"The Iranian challenge is a meaningful one,” Gantz told the interviewer. "We must look at it strategically long-term. We will do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done.”

Gantz denied reports that there has been disagreement among top political and military officials over a possible strike in Iran. "There are long, continuous discussions, and I presume we’ll have more of those in the future, he said.

On another front, Gantz said the IDF is prepared for possible military confrontations with Syria and Lebanon. "We are ready, at any given time, and in an immediate manner, for a war with Syria, both on the defense and on the offense. I don’t see it happening tomorrow morning, but despite that we are ready” he told the radio interviewer.

Gantz’s assertion that Israel is capable of going it alone against Iran was echoed by Energy and Water Minister Silvan Shalom, who told the a gathering of Jewish leaders that Israel must take care of the Iranian threat by itself. Addressing the Israeli Jewish Congress’s 2013 International Forum, Shalom said all the developments in the region are "going in the wrong direction.”

Pointing to what is happening in Syria, where an estimated 70,000 people have been killed, Shalom told the audience that "the world is not doing anything in order to stop it.” That lack of response, he noted, "should teach us that we cannot put our future in the hands of the superpowers, even those that are very close to us, and we should do everything we can and everything that is needed in order to solve our difficulties by our own hands.”

When assessing the growing nuclear threat in Iran and the tepid world response, one is reminded of the apocryphal story of the Roman emperor Nero fiddling while Rome burns. While Iran races pell-mell toward becoming a nuclear power, the world talks and hopes that economic sanctions will bring Tehran to her senses. Meanwhile, Israeli leaders – such as Benny Gantz and Silvan Shalom – are realizing Israel may have to go it alone in stopping Iran from becoming a nuclear threat. 

To read the original Jerusalem Post articles, click here and here.

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Dr. Michael D. Evans is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, having penned numerous titles including nonfiction book Jimmy Carter: the Liberal Left and World Chaos, in which he compares the Obama and Carter presidencies; and Atomic Iran; and the fiction book,The Samson Option,Game Changer; and his newest titles Persia: The Final JihadLiving in Favor of God (FOG)The LocketLiving Fear Free7DaysThe CandidateThe Final GenerationCursedThe Light, and The Protocols. His latest release is The Revolutionwhich is about democracy, dictators, deception and the birthing of a Caliphate. Evans' books are available at www.TimeWorthybooks.com. You can read his full biography on Wikipedia. Dr. Evans also runs the news site JerusalemWorldNews where you can receive current intel on Israel and the Middle East.