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      U.S. 'Convinced' Israel Set to Pounce on Iran

      Channel 2's veteran analyst Ehud Yaari is back from the U.S., says Israeli attack expected in October.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 7/28/2012, 9:07 PM

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      Channel 2's veteran Middle East analyst Ehud Yaari, who is back from a trip to the U.S., said Friday night that an Israeli attack on Iran can be expected in October.

      "I will give you an impression," he told anchorman Danny Kushmaro on Channel 2 TV's Ulpan Shishi, "and this is just an impression, but it is a strong impression, after conversations with the people one needs to talk with about this matter."

      "My impression is that the Americans are convinced that there is very high chance that Israel will decide to attack in Iran before the elections in the U.S.," Yaari stated.

      "The date that they are talking about – they say that the prime minister will have to make a decision around October. They are getting ready for a possibility like that in the sense that they have to decide what they will do if there is one response or another by Iran, in the follow-up stage."

      "But when you talk to them, they talk about [an Israeli strike] almost as a given – as a clear, unassailable fact."