Israel to US: Now for Iran: Having succeeded in getting the United States to invade and occupy Iraq, Israel is now making efforts to instigate the Bush administration to deal with the “Iranian threat”. This week, a high-ranking Israeli official urged the US “and the rest of the free world” to deal with the “Iranian threat before it is too late”. 
 
Seeking to justify Tel Aviv’s fixation on Iran, Israeli leaders are citing three reasons why Iran ought to dispose of its alleged would-be nuclear capability. These include the Islamist nature of the Iranian regime, Iran’s refusal to recognise Israel and the Islamic republic’s alleged support of resistance groups fighting Israeli occupation and colonisation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Arab East Jerusalem as well as part of Southern Lebanon.
 
However, according to Abd Al-Sattar Qasim, Professor of Political Science at the Najah University in Nablus, these are only “pretexts”. “I believe that Israel is the most dangerous state in the world today.” Qasim believes the sole motive behind Israel’s currently evolving showdown with Iran is the Israeli determination to “maintain its nuclear monopoly and strategic supremacy in this region”.
 
“Israel simply wants to keep five hundred million Muslims in this region under the mercy of its nuclear arsenal.”

Coalition Building Against Iran