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        10/5/2007, Tishrei 23, 5768

      Bush: US Would Protect Israel from Iran


      United States President George Bush said Wednesday that the US would assist in defending Israel if Israel were to be attacked by Iran.  Bush pointed out that Iranian leaders have made explicit statements threatening to destroy Israel.

      The Bush government has joined Israel in warning the United Nations and the European Union against the possibility of Iran developing a nuclear weapon.  Both nations have pushed for harsh sanctions against Iran until Iranian leaders agree to open their nuclear program to international inspectors.