May 31, 2012
The majority of Israel’s defense chiefs are against a military strike in Iran at this time, Ynet has learned.
Although officially, Israel’s stance on the matter is that all options are viable, political sources told Ynet on Wednesday that IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen Benny Gantz, Mossad Chief Tamir Pardo and several top section chiefs in the Mossad are against a strike at this time.
Such opposition has been noted within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s special nine-minister security forum.
Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman support an attack on Tehran’s nuclear facilities, but Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon, Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz and ministers Dan Meridor, Benny Begin, Eli Yishai and Yuval Steinitz are against it.