Thursday, August 12, 2004

Israel's 'Iranian' defence chief

Did you know that Israel's current defence chief Shaul Mofaz is Iranian by birth? He was born in Iran in 1948 and moved Israel in 1957. It would be interesting to keep a tab on his comments as the war of words (over nuclear weapons) between the two countries heats up.

Here is an extract from BBC:

A few months ago a man born in Tehran was a guest on Israel Radio's Persian service.

The guest had spent his early childhood in Iran before coming to Israel and joining the army. And he is now Israel's defence minister.

What if Iran attacks, Shaul Mofaz was asked. The minister answered: "We will know how to defend ourselves."


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