One possible reason Bibi hesitates to attack Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, is a courageous leader. Many have no doubt he will do anything to protect the state of Israel, including bombing Iran to prevent that nation from developing the capability to build nuclear weapons. But Bibi leads a democracy. And the old Latin saying "Vox populi, vox dei" might be staying his hand in attacking Iran. J-Post: Only 19 percent of Israelis support an attack against Iran without the backing of the United States, a new poll released on Wednesday found. In the poll conducted by Shibley Telhami, Brookings nonresident senior fellow and the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, 42% of respondents said they support a strike against Iran only if there is US support for the move. Nearly a third, 32%, of those polled oppose an attack regardless of US support. According to the poll, 38% of Israelis believe the US would support Israel diplomatically if the Jewish state carried out a...(Read Full Post)

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