JERUSALEM: Israel’s defence establishment in a recommendation paper to be presented to the Cabinet has asked it to make contingency plans to attack Iran, reach a peace agreement with Syria and prevent polls in the Palestinian areas even if Tel Aviv has to confront with the US.
The paper will be presented to the Cabinet next month as part of the National Security Council’s annual situation assessment, daily ‘Ha’aretz’ reported on Sunday.
The paper warns that Israel may find itself facing a nuclear Iran virtually alone in 2009 following a rapprochement between Washington, Tehran and the Arab world that would also undermine the Jewish state’s military superiority.
“Iran’s threat to Israel’s survival” is at the top of the paper’s list of threats, followed by the “strategic threat” of long-range missiles and rockets owned by various countries in the region, the daily said.
“Israel faces these threats almost alone. It is imperative to mobilise the >>>