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And welcome to FOX News Sunday panel plus -- Bill Kristol former senator Evan -- Liz Cheney and Kirsten Powers.
We didn't get a chance to talk about it on the broadcast but that's.
A special and I -- -- interview with Israeli prime minister Netanyahu and -- really came.
To -- they wanted to play and dabbled necessary in a minute but clearly what they wanted to talk about was the terrible.
Terror bombing of that as Israeli tour bus and Bulgaria five Israeli tourists killed.
And and Netanyahu very strong very a sort of we know who these people are and we know what we have to do about it.
What did you as a longtime Israeli watcher what did you read and -- what the prime minister said bill.
I thought it was actually is that he wanted to speak to Americans this morning.
Look at -- -- terror attack on Israeli citizens they respond to those and then we need to make a case to Americans that there are entitled to do so I thought it was the link.
That he made in response to -- your questions with the Iran -- nuclear program that you can't let a country like this.
The terror sponsoring countries have nuclear weapons.
And then it one point US tour President Obama said he said he very much appreciates President Obama saying that you can't tolerated Iran -- nuclear program but.
Prime ministers and as -- something like you know but it's not just -- Lorenzo we're all gonna be judged not on our rhetoric but -- on Iraq that struck me as a pretty forward leaning statements and he didn't say you know this is something we can deal with them.
Two or three or four years so I I think -- -- music did you just trying to keep the pressure on.
For it not so much in response to the terror attack but today to deal -- but it certainly enough.
Senator -- When I asked him could you live with a solution that ends -- nuclear program but keeps the regime in place he said yes.
Well not having those weapons in the hands of erratic regime is the ultimate.
Objective here you can do that wanted to -- never -- change which is less likely would take a lot longer or can move the weapons so your question is if you -- the weapons is -- okay and it would be okay that's pretty unlikely though with the course the war on crests on my reactions was two -- number one.
If I was in Iran in you -- or scientist.
I'm not too sure I'd be sleeping very well the next few days because in.
We need to say that because there hasn't seen it seems to -- out but there have been a campaign to assassinate.
Some of these scientists and it the most likely suspect according -- Iranians as Israel.
Correct and so the Israelis first response will be -- the Covert arena whatever form that takes cyber warfare some of these other activities but longer term I agree with -- I think they're -- week.
-- the case putting on the predicate for that moment we arrive after election at some point.
Do you have to do something more than just Covert operations.
To ensure that particular weapons don't fall into the hands -- like I.
I was gonna ask you -- and and and you that you added it yourself after the election you don't see any of this happening.
In terms of a full scale military attack on Iran's nuclear program before -- that he was so reticent to be drawn into our domestic politics in spite of your repeated attempts.
From an attack right now would be doing that big time and he wanted to talk about the fact that he ever -- -- -- -- -- correct I think it.
It's highly likely.
-- I think that the timing of the attack will you know as has -- in his prime minister was to be drawn in this morning.
The timing of any action is taken is going to be based upon the you know the perception the Israelis the assessment of the Israel is in terms of the timing patent development of the program itself.
So I I think he you know the election is a big market out there for us I suspect it's not as big a marker for the Israelis and -- they -- about their own survival their existence.
One of the things that we hear a lot about is the potential dangers and risks that could result from military action to take out -- nuclear program and their significant.
But I thought that what the prime minister did this morning particularly by talking about this in the context of -- terrorist attack.
Was point out some of the risks inherent in and -- Ronnie and armed and Iran's nuclear weapon and I think that's that's what the American people.
I think actually fundamentally recognize and understand.
I think there is an awful lot of rhetoric about we can't tolerate we won't tolerate -- at the same time.
Say in fairness goes back to the previous administration as well that's true I -- but I think you can also argued that during the previous administration clearly the clock hadn't run as long as we've allowed -- to run now.
I would also just add one more caution which is on the issue of sanctions it seems to me that the sanctions are having an economic impact clearly -- your audience economically but there's actually no evidence that there having any kind of an impact on the nuclear program.
On the -- the development of that nuclear program cares.
That -- and and I just I.
-- agree with what everyone has said that it's definitely nothing happened until after.
The election and the administration has thus far wanted to focus exclusively on sanctions and I don't just -- and they have argued that they think that they're working.
Though I think listed on the important point that you know what it they're working in terms of economic -- working in terms of stopping this program there's no evidence that they are so.
A bit of it but the administration's not gonna do anything different until after the election.
Bill I mean what one other final thing here the Israelis -- have an election pretty soon to -- his coalition big unity coalition fell apart.
And his -- that although Netanyahu.
Could stay in power if if the if his majority -- Tell October 2013 that in fact you might call some election in my call national elections in October and in January -- February.
Yeah I don't have any great and things of that but I would say I'm less certain that apparently or less even inclined to think than everyone else on the -- bit.
Israel will necessarily not act over the next 234 months I think that's -- don't -- -- treasurer what they can tolerate terrorism various zones of immunity being crossed into.
By the Iranian nuclear program I don't I don't address -- as much interest -- -- a minute wasn't it Ehud Barack who talked about the zones of immunity and he is now backing away from that -- saying well it's not.
Weeks but it's not.
Years either I mean it right he he's he's (%expletive) that up a little but right I mean I don't know -- no -- -- as both but I I just think that is the view the degree to which.
Then Netanyahu in the other senior members Israeli government have a sense of urgency about this shouldn't be underestimated thing.
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