Israel believes Iran is building an atomic weapons capability. Israel considers this an existential threat and takes seriously Iran’s repeated statements calling for Israel’s destruction. Ahmadinejad himself has repeatedly made such calls, as has Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, most recently calling Israel “an insult to humanity” which will soon “disappear”.
According to respondents to a London Free Press poll released today, 93% say Iran’s claim that Israel is “main obstacle” to a non-proliferation treaty is off base. See results below: