The Burgas, Bulgaria attack, which Israel’s government is blaming on Iran, comes on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires that left 85 people dead. Israel, Argentina and many other governments blame Iranian agents for that incident; Tehran denies the allegations.
Israel's Shin Bet security service has recommended that the family homes of the two Palestinian cousins who killed five members of the Fogel family be razed.
Government legal advisors must agree to the recommendation to destroy the homes of Hakim and Ajmad Awad of the West Bank town of Awarta, according to Army Radio, because of a 2005 Defense Ministry decision that ended the policy of home demolitions in order to punish Palestinian terrorists. The decision said demolitions were not preventing future attacks.
IraIran has not yet decided whether to manufacture a nuclear bomb, the head of Israel's military said.
The Islamic Republic "is going step by step to the place where it will be able to decide whether to manufacture a nuclear bomb," Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz told Haaretz in an Independence Day interview. "It hasn't yet decided whether to go the extra mile."
Gantz said this year is critical in Iran's nuclear development but "not necessarily 'go, no-go,' " for an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites.
Israeli officials said the time was near to consider a military strike on Iran.
"Today, unlike the past, the world has no doubt that Iran’s nuclear program is steadily nearing readiness and is about to enter an ‘immunity zone," Ehud Barak, the defense minister, said Thursday at the Herzliya Conference at the Interdisciplinary Center's conference, in remarks reported by Bloomberg News.
The 'immunity zone' refers to the point beyond which military experts believe it will be impossible to slow Iran's nuclear program with a strike.
Iranian officials are blaming Israel for an attack in Tehran that killed a nuclear scientist.
Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was killed Wednesday when a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist exploded. Roshan reportedly was a supervisor at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, in addition to being a professor at Tehran's technical university.