Sunday, March 4, 2012

Israel Divided Over Future Attack On Iran

Computer-generated image shows nuclear attack on Israel

An apocalyptic vision of Israel coming under nuclear attack has been portrayed in a video, which its creator warned could become reality if Iran's atomic programme is not halted soon.

The date is February 2013 and a huge mushroom cloud rises from a nuclear explosion as war planes streak across the skies.

The short video, complete with disaster movie special effects, has already had 100,000 hits on YouTube where it has been posted under the title "Israel's Last Day".

It is the work of amateur Israeli filmmaker Ronen Barany who said: "It took Hitler five or six years to wipe out six million Jews.

"Ahmadinejad will do it in five or six minutes with one or two bombs. That's why I want to wake up the world."

The debate over the threat posed by Iran has dominated public debate in the Jewish state for years.

But in recent months the talk of a possible pre-emptive military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities has reached fever pitch, leading some Israelis to plan for the consequences of the predicted retaliation by Iran and its allies. Read More