Why Iran Is Targeting Israelis Abroad

(New York Post) Michael Widlanski - Israeli officials said that they'd warned Bulgarian officials that Israel had intelligence information that Iran and Hizbullah have been trying to infiltrate agents into Bulgaria from Turkey. Hizbullah and Iran have been concentrating on generally "soft" targets away from Israel for two reasons: They're easier to hit than targets in Israel, and they make it harder for Israel to justify a direct reprisal on Iran or Hizbullah. Israeli strategists also believe that Iran and Hizbullah are using the attacks to force Israel to lose its focus on Iran, undermining Israel's drive to stop Iran's nuclear program. Israeli intelligence believes there are more Iranian-directed terror squads trying to attack Israelis.

2012-07-20 00:00:00

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