Archive: 8/10/2012
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  8/10/2012, Av 22, 5772

41% Believe that Only a Strike will Stop Iranian A-Bomb


Forty-one percent of the public in Israel is convinced that only a military attack will prevent Iran from producing a nuclear weapon, according to a Maagar Mohot (Think Tank) organization survey, published in Friday's Ma'ariv daily. Twent-two percent felt that international sanctions and pressure will do the trick.

In the Jewish sector, 40 percent thought that Israel must attack the Islamic Republic's nuclear facilities by itself, compared to 35 percent who felt the job should be left to the United States. Another 40 percent said they are relying on the judgement of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak while 27 percent did not. Thirty-seven percent of Israelis felt that if the Tehran government succeeds in producing a nuclear weapon, a second Holocaust will take place.