Published in the Ottawa Citizen, February 26, 2012

To listen to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his “best friends” Stephen Harper and John Baird, one would think that the Israeli government has made up its mind about attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities, and Canada has made up its mind to support it. After all, if Iran is definitely building a nuclear weapon, and if Iran would use that weapon once it got it, then what is there to talk about?

But Israel has not made up its mind about an attack. In fact, there is a rampant debate underway within official circles in Israel about the advisability of an attack, and not everyone there accepts the proposition that Iran poses an existential threat to Israel….

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