Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mixed Messages About Iran's Nuclear Goals

Nadene Goldfoot
David Bedein, my old friend from my Safed, Israel days, who was a community organizer and now is an important journalist based in Jerusalem, has reported that on Sunday, September 21st, the head of Israel's Military Intelligence turned in the first official report to the Israeli cabinet about Iran. They had come to the conclusion that all diplomatic efforts to curb their development of nuclear weapons had failed. Iran was well on the way to producing its first nuclear weapon.

JTA, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, didn't report this despite the fact that it is most important. Instead, they featured an article by the head of "Americans for Peace Now". It was titled, "Engaging in diplomacy with Iran is a sensible, responsible policy." This gives people the idea that diplomatic negotiations with Iran is possible.

"Peace Now" is funded by six European governments, including Germany, which has been very generous towards Israel. Germany's stand is that diplomatic and trade relations with Iran must continue.
Timing is of the essence. This article came out in time for the Jewish New Year deadlines of Jewish newspapers in North America. Equal time is not being given about the actual report to Israel's cabinet. People deserve to know what's going on, and they're not receiving all the information.

Reference: Israel Resource News Agency: media@actcom.co.il Ethical Indiscrection and Non Reportage of Lethal Threat to Israel
http://tinyurl.com/4c6np9 Iran has enough material to make a nuclear weapon; Philadelphia Bulletin 09/22/2008. (Didn't come up: see the address below.)
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