Resources on Iran, Israel, Terrorism and More
The following is a selection of articles, opinion pieces, websites, and other resources examining the threat to Israel and the world posed by a nuclear Iran.
Articles and Opinion Pieces
2.26.07 – Europe’s Iran Problem: Problem? What problem? The Weekly Standard
Summary: Europe has good reason to stop Iran’s nuclear development program, according to this article by Daniel Johnson, a London-based journalist and columnist for the New York Sun
2.24.07 – Could battle of wills escalate to war? National Post of Canada, CanWest News Service
Summary: Persistent reports have detailed U.S. preparations for a strike against Iran to destroy its nuclear-development program. This article by Sheldon Alberts takes a fresh look at the possibility that President Bush will order an attack.
2.19.07 – Iran’s Obsession with the Jews: Denying the Holocaust, Desiring Another One, The Weekly Standard
Summary: Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s anti-Semitism is thoroughly analyzed in the context of Iran’s recent Holocaust denial conference in this article by Matthias Küntzel, author of the forthcoming book, Jihad and Jew-Hatred: On the New Anti-Jewish War. The article was translated from German by Michael Bugajer and John Rosenthal.
2.07.07 – Israel Sounds Alarm on Iran’s Nuclear Efforts: The Jewish State Warns of a Second Holocaust if Nations Fail to Prevent Tehran from Acquiring the Bomb, The Los Angeles Times
Summary: Journalist Richard Boudreaux offers a thorough overview of current thinking in Washington and Jerusalem on the threat from Iran and the prospects for military action to halt Iran’s nuclear-development program.
.05.07 – Israel’s Worst Nightmare; Contra Iran, The New Republic
Summary: A large majority of Israelis believe Iran will initiate a nuclear strike but the Israeli military establishment says Iran’s nuclear program can be stopped, according to this article by Yossi Klein Halevi and Michael B. Oren, which argues that Israel will keep its nuclear powder dry.
1.30.07 – Politics: Israeli Fears About Iran not Focused on Destruction, Inter Press Service
Summary: Gareth Porter, an historian and national security policy analyst, reports that the Israeli military establishment believes it can successfully deter a nuclear-armed Iran.
1.28.07 – Against a Preemptive Holocaust, The Jerusalem Post
Summary: Ten days after it published “This Holocaust Will Be Different” by Benny Morris, The Jerusalem Post ran this response, which maintains that the risk of an Iranian nuclear strike against Israel is much smaller than the risk involved in a first strike against Iran.
1.18.07 – This Holocaust Will Be Different, The Jerusalem Post
Summary: In this article, which attracted widespread attention in Israel, Benny Morris, professor of Middle Eastern History at Ben-Gurion University, argues that a nuclear-armed Iran cannot be deterred and predicts that Israel and the international community will fail to prevent a second Holocaust.
Summary: Israel can limit the damage of a nuclear strike against Iran’s bomb-building program by employing a neutron bomb, which does not produce the deadly fallout of a conventional nuclear device, according to this article by Douglas Davis.
Summary: Arthur Herman explores the ramifications of Iran’s increasingly powerful position and of military action against Iran.