What should Israel do about the Iranian nuclear threat? A conversation with Chuck Freilich, former deputy national security adviser in Israel
June 7 is the anniversary of Israel's attack on the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq, which inaugurated the "Begin doctrine," a position that said Israel will never allow one of its enemies to acquire a weapon of mass destruction. With Iran and the possible renewal of the JCPOA back in the news, we turned to Chuck Freilich, a noted author, scholar and former deputy national security adviser in Israel, to ask him about the threat.
Is the threat real? Is there anything Israel can do? Is there anything Israel should do? What he thinks Israel should do will surprise you.
Here is a brief excerpt from the conclusion of our conversation, not the part about Iraq, but where Freilich reflects on what Israel really is. The full conversation, for paid subscribers to Israel from the Inside, will post on June 8.