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Israeli academics protest Iran war

Over 100 Israeli academics and peace activists have petitioned against a potential military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities.

"Arguments for such an attack are without any security, political or moral justification," read the petition signed on Wednesday.

Israel accuses Iran, a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), of developing a military nuclear program.

This is while the UN nuclear watchdog has confirmed that Iran is enriching uranium to 3 percent, a rate consistent with electricity generation.

Tel Aviv has also threatened to launch military strikes against Iran should the country continue to enrich uranium.

The Israeli academics urged Tel Aviv echelons for more credence to diplomatic efforts and cautioned the regime against 'an act of adventurism'.

According to one petitioner, Israeli policies toward Iran's nuclear program resemble 'a loose cannon, The Jerusalem Post reported.

"Israel is concerned that Obama will be president and there will not be the conditions for a first-strike policy: that if it has to be done, then it better be done while [US President] George Bush is still around," the petitioner added.

The move by Israeli academics and peace activists to protest Tel Aviv's warmongering policies toward Tehran is the first attempt by Israelis to urge their leaders not to adopt a radical approach.

Photo: Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, an Iran war advocate
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 17:43:56 GMT

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Added: Aug-10-2008 
By: danmanjones
Iran, Middle East
Tags: Israel, Protest, War, Iran, Peace
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