Israeli minister says Iran is legitimate target for missile strikes
01/26/2024 // Richard Brown // Views

Economy and Industry Minister Nir Barkat of Israel, a prominent candidate to succeed Benjamin Netanyahu as the leader of the Likud Party, made bold statements in an interview with the Telegraph, asserting that Iran has evolved into a "legitimate target" for Israeli missile strikes.

Barkat, known for his direct approach, drew parallels with the Cuban missile crisis, suggesting that Israel should adopt a strategy akin to President Kennedy's firm response during that historical event.

In the interview, Barkat emphasized the gravity of the situation, stating, "Iran is a legitimate target for Israel. They will not get away with it. The head of the snake is Tehran."

He called for an unambiguous message to be sent to Iran, warning them against using proxies to threaten Israel's security. (Related: Iran just proved it can hit Israel with "Kheibar Shekan" ballistic missiles.)

Drawing inspiration from historical confrontations, Barkat proposed a stance reminiscent of Kennedy's, indicating that a missile attack from Iran should be met with a proportional response targeting Tehran.

Furthermore, Barkat expressed a deep-seated concern about Iran's intentions towards Israel. He remarked: "We believe them when they say they want to destroy Israel. If anything, what we have learned from October 7 is to believe our enemies and the wickedness in their evil, their goals, thoughts, and actions, and we are not going to allow another Holocaust."

Addressing the complex geopolitical landscape, Barkat confidently claimed that Israel could effectively manage simultaneous conflicts with both Hamas and Iran.

Strikingly, he saw an opportunity in the crisis, suggesting that other governments would seek Israel's expertise in combating jihadism, positioning the nation as a valuable ally in the global fight against terrorism.

On the domestic front, Barkat hinted at potential policy changes, proposing a prohibition on Palestinians in the West Bank from working in Israel.

In an unexpected move, he suggested recruiting foreign immigrants to fill the labor void, with a specific focus on Indians who could potentially earn up to 10 times more in Israel than in their home country.

As tensions in the region escalate and global leaders issue warnings about the potential for conflict, Israel's readiness for decisive action adds a layer of complexity to the already intricate geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East.

Barkat emphasizes need to eliminate Hezbollah threat

Barkat expressed a strong stance on Israel's security concerns, particularly regarding the threat posed by Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. The Israeli official emphasized the need to eliminate the Hezbollah threat "whatever it takes."

He also noted Israel's economic resilience, expecting a two percent growth despite the challenges posed by recent conflicts. Addressing the displacement of Israelis, Barkat urged a swift return for those evacuated from the south, emphasizing the importance of secure living conditions.

However, he also suggested a cautious approach, stating that the return of those displaced from the north should be expedited but ensuring their safety is paramount.

In the aftermath of recent events, Barkat hinted at a political shift to the Right in Israel, presenting himself as a potential replacement for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the Likud Party leader.

As a successful high-tech entrepreneur and former Mayor of Jerusalem, Barkat brings both economic expertise and military experience to the political landscape.

Regarding the labor market, Barkat ruled out the return of Palestinian laborers, citing concerns about their support for hostile actions against Israel. He proposed recruiting foreign workers, with a focus on Indians, offering higher wages, and seeking to increase the foreign workforce from 130,000 to 300,000.

Barkat's statements reflect a resolute approach to security, economic considerations and potential political shifts in Israel. The nation's response to regional threats, coupled with domestic policy adjustments, underscores the complexity of the challenges it faces.

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