(Defense Minister Benny Gantz and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin meet outside the Pentagon, December 9, 2021)
The IDF has intensified planning for an attack against Iran. Last week, American sources revealed that Austin and Gantz were expected to discuss joint military preparations and a report on Kan said that the IDF was planning a massive aerial drill for this summer that would mock a strike against Iran.
Gantz met with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday. The conversations focused mostly on Iran and its continued pursuit of a nuclear capability, but some of the US officials also brought up Israeli settlement activity and their concern that building in the West Bank will block a future two-state solution.
“ … And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” Luke 21:24
Jerusalem consulted with Washington on two previous strikes on Iran, one in June against a facility producing centrifuges in Karaj and another on a missile production site outside Tehran, The New York Times reported.
US President Joe Biden asked his National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan two months ago to review plans to attack Iran if diplomatic efforts fail, as well as the possibilities for increasing sanctions, according to the Times.
That leak comes as the US and Israel are increasingly at odds in their evaluation of the Iranian threat,
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