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Is Iran Now Too Powerful for Israel to Defeat?

Chuck Freilich knows Israel’s military capabilities and politics inside out. After all, he is a former deputy Israeli national security adviser.

Now he’s a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center and an op-ed he penned for the left-leaning Israeli news organization Haaretz is gaining widespread attention.

Not just because of the implications for Israel, but for the United States as well.

In “For the First Time, Israel Faces an Adversary Too Powerful to Be Defeated,” Freilich makes the case that Israel lacks a systematic plan to confront Iran — and other crucial long-term national objectives.

Supreme Leader Unveils 50-Year Plan for Iranian Supremacy

Freilich notes that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei recently outlined a draft version of a vision for Iran for the next 50 years.

Writes Freilich: “Khamenei’s overall objective is for Iran to gain regional, and even global, supremacy, through technological self-sufficiency, and by resisting Western concepts of the international order, politics and culture. …

“Khamenei’s attempt to craft such an actionable vision is bold and impressive. Under his leadership, Iran is at least trying to think systematically about its national objectives. He has set out bold, if heinous, plans before. In 2014 Khamenei announced a Nine Point Plan for Israel’s destruction.” Read more

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Is Iran Now Too Powerful for Israel to Defeat?

Chuck Freilich knows Israel’s military capabilities and politics inside out. After all, he is a former deputy Israeli national security adviser.

Is Iran Now Too Powerful for Israel to Defeat?

Chuck Freilich knows Israel’s military capabilities and politics inside out. After all, he is a former deputy Israeli national security adviser.

Is Iran Now Too Powerful for Israel to Defeat?

Chuck Freilich knows Israel’s military capabilities and politics inside out. After all, he is a former deputy Israeli national security adviser.