Bibi Insists He Hasn't Made Iran Decision

Brands Reports of IDF Split 'Irresponsible'

By Haaretz

Published July 31, 2012.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 that he has yet to make a decision on whether or not to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Netanyahu said that “Israel cannot count on anyone else” when it comes to the Iranian threat.

During the interview, the prime minister was asked to comment on reports that Israel’s entire military top brass, headed by IDF chief Benny Gantz, oppose a unilateral Israeli strike on Iran. Netanyahu said that it was “irresponsible reporting.”

Netanyahu noted that when Former Prime Minister Menachem Begin made the decision to attack the nuclear reactor in Iraq in 1981, then Mossad chief Yitzhak Hofi and director of Military Intelligence Directoriate Yehoshua Saguy also opposed the attack.

“In Israel, the political ranks make the decisions and the operational ranks carry them out,” said Netanyahu.

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