US fears uncoordinated Israeli strike on Iran –Washington concerned Israel will mount military operation against Islamic Republic, State Department official says. US consequently putting greater pressure on Security Council to impose harsher sanctions on Iran 31 Oct 2011 Fearing an uncoordinated [and insane] Israeli attack against Iran, the United States is working on several levels to pressure the UN’s Security Council into imposing harsher sanctions on Iran, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday. A senior US State Department official said there was growing concern among Obama administration officials ahead of an IAEA report set to be published in November indicating considerable progress in Tehran’s [alleged] development of its military nuclear program. [Meanwhile, nearly every nation on earth fears USociopaths and Israel launching more wars for Exxon Mobil and BP.]
Israel warns West: Window of opportunity to thwart Iran nuclear program is closing –Envoys renew diplomatic push to counter Tehran’s [alleged] nuclear ambitions in Foreign Ministry lobbying drive that began in mid-September 01 Nov 2011 Israeli ambassadors in Western countries have been instructed to inform high-ranking politicians that the window of opportunity for imposing effective sanctions on Iran is closing, as part of a renewed diplomatic offensive aimed at using new sanctions to stop Tehran from [allegedly] developing a nuclear bomb. The Foreign Ministry campaign, which began in mid-September, seeks to convince the United States, European Union member states and other Western countries to impose the sanctions immediately because Iran is continuing to develop its nuclear program. [How about sanctions on Israel for already *having* nuclear weapons?]
Israel to speed up settlement construction in Jerusalem, West Bank –Official: Construction will take place in areas that are expected to be part of Israeli territory 01 Nov 2011 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called for speeding up the construction of 2,000 housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The announcement from his office comes in retaliation for the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO’s vote, a day earlier, to accept a Palestinian bid for full membership. According to a senior Israeli official, the plan involves building 1,650 units in East Jerusalem and the rest in the West Bank settlements of Efrat and Maaleh Adumin.