In his speech last week at the UN General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called on the international community to set a clear "red line" over Iran's nuclear program, warning that Tehran could have enough material to produce a nuclear bomb by mid-2013 (see BBC report).
Netanyahu has consistently insisted that Israel reserves the right to attack before Iran developed the capacity to build a nuclear weapon. However, his speech at the UN made it clear there would be no attack before the US presidential elections in November, but a distinct possibility of a unilateral Israeli strike next year.
But what would the attack look like and what could Israel realistically hope to achieve?
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