The Israeli View

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Steve Clemons says Israeli Labor Party MK Ephraim Sneh told him he doesn’t believe the new Iran NIE, sees the release of this report as an abdication of American responsibilities, and concluded by saying “When I get back, I will call together our intelligence establishment, and I will do all I can to begin seriously preparing the ‘Israel option.’” Sneh’s not a hugely influential politician at this juncture, but he’s also not someone with a particularly hawkish record. Meanwhile, based on this Haaretz article, Ehud Olmert seems to be trying to respond in a reasonably responsible and restrained manner, but Labor ministers like Ehud Barak and Binyamin Ben-Eliezer are trying to call the credibility of the NIE into question.

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