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I'm in Jerusalem in the Fox News Middle East bureau -- spent the last week in Israel with the America Israel friendship league and I stopped by the Middle East bureau here at fox.
And I wanted to have the opportunity to see in person Connor -- Fox News.
Middle East correspondent you normally see him irony here without the jacket helmet -- but today you're -- in the studio.
-- I'm thrilled to have you here in a safe zone.
But also joining -- is.
Yossi -- He's -- and that's respected.
And experience Israeli journalist she writes for that he's a commentator for the tower is also an expert on Iran Iran's nuclear weapons program he's written a book.
Is older book called nuclear stinks of tyranny just got a new book called spies against Armageddon and we wanted to have him here in the Jerusalem.
-- -- them in the Middle East bureau to talk about Iran.
You know we've all seen prime minister Netanyahu.
Go to the United Nations.
Half the map and senators -- red line that Iran can't cross President Obama was here just a couple of months ago and I obviously they talked about the Red Line.
So where where is the Red Line how close -- -- -- Well we are.
And closer to -- -- line.
For prime minister Netanyahu talked about this red line -- -- direct line in these UN speech.
That was September.
Now we are -- June.
Actually eight months later we are closer to direct line but Steve the Iran is did not cross the Red Line.
As these lying -- defined by the prime minister -- me that they can they can be anything between three months.
To ten months and -- reached they reached base -- -- -- of -- of twenty -- enriched uranium and to get.
-- -- hundred -- four -- programs at the moment they are around Andre didn't hundred in nineteen.
If you -- 20% and -- Ours is with -- here Iran across the Red Line unless somebody stops around -- what that's one possibility.
The -- is also lately with two other developments.
Day out working now when the second track.
You need to reach the ball.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- not breaking -- we've been a year.
And you Europe and we act or supposedly they claim it's for.
May -- content but nobody -- yes so it will be -- have been able to do.
Kept ability to reduce the -- you protesting your -- and there's an answer end and get plutonium bombs are much better.
They are more efficient more effective and.
And you can equip them now easy easy.
As a war so that's the second to go -- like they want to -- ability.
Not only a bump some sort of -- being loud Z.
Advice but also to be able to -- to -- Looked on top of fair award -- -- -- -- because their air force capability at the moment he's very very weak.
Their days are very ought.
But they have a very good.
New generation of besides why does bill Muster the art of putting -- on -- -- which means.
-- year from now maybe two years -- they're not stopped.
They would be able even to have believe very means for the ball the doesn't -- we don't believe -- -- -- me it's.
Okay -- how and why I think that as I've been going -- Israel everybody -- says Israel is never know.
So what are Israel's.
Capabilities to stop -- a.
Well this is a tough question.
They are solving -- very close in order to access the capability.
First of what -- you have to ask yourself.
Do we have the precise intelligence about their nuclear sites and locations.
Unlike the -- -- that Israel is attacked.
And bombed a Syrian reactor and Iraq and -- and if you don't -- plays easy in nearby and out done deal this would be.
Sites throughout the -- -- -- and number eight Hardin yes they they are spread around and as a lesson.
Iran is -- -- -- Iraq and Syria.
-- -- -- -- -- And the managers of the program that you -- opponent did not put all of the eggs in one basket and so that's that's -- question do we have the intelligence.
I believe we do it.
Good to the second question would be -- our air force -- have been awfully cute is this the nation's these these targets.
The answer would be.
Probably -- yes.
Then you have to -- and to ask yourself.
What kind of to -- We would be we knew we'd be able to inflict.
On on goals targets for example we don't care.
The huge bombs which United States.
The yeah -- GB you feet seven we have -- whatever boss so some of the Israeli bombs are capable of penetrating the bunkers underground bucket.
But some but.
They are not capable of reaching.
ADV -- deepest bunkers which are seventy meters beneath the surface so these are the questions that our leaders and our military chiefs.
Are asking themselves.
And then you have -- The most important question.
Where we would be I'm Eric and I think Israel's biggest strategic ally if we beside.
To go all the way and to protect Iran's nuclear -- because there -- no other option.
If America the united states of this administration wouldn't wouldn't leave with -- with -- eyes and use observe them for not even in green.
-- -- -- Don't Ask Don't Tell kind affair.
And -- -- -- would do but if we get.
Colleagues from the United States don't delete it wouldn't affect our strategy to needless and so on that Israel would probably.
Striking in Iran certainly the United States its its customers there aren't a lot of groups that are sort of -- -- -- that this has to be done right now is that this revenue for the Red Line essentially where the Red Line is.
Has the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government sort of comes to the terms of the exact red line there's using a lot of disagreement there.
Credit -- -- -- red lines well.
As far as intelligence is concerned CIA and the -- or intelligence services are seeing.
There is no no no different -- news.
Basically the red lines from being -- is going to if you are aware defiant and these are government is as I just described him.
When they would have been ball when they would have -- war and when they would have dependent -- you kept it.
When it comes to -- decision.
Which is a byproduct of the -- wind -- There is a big difference in the United States and is.
On top of the different that America at the moment he's against an Israeli.
Strike on the right and you act that's what President Obama told our -- when he was here two months three months.
But even if we have.
Positive answer from America -- the big difference is that for Israel.
Even in the -- -- option and basically they are.
They are already addressed and nuclear threshold state and they -- already having the option two to seven -- -- we've been a few weeks.
But to a similar -- not be delivered.
So so if they -- so.
Israel for Israel in -- and nuclear option to -- is.
-- -- -- -- America.
An option is just that option because the US.
-- resolved after thinking he's.
From the two.
Tool for -- the option.
Two to make it -- Forty -- it would take him at least few weeks.
Why is it for it is -- -- -- cameras and with the Israelis feel as if Iran gets the bomb that set.
In the United States might -- -- I need to have a -- -- you need to have all of this.
Even the Israeli cities before having the -- or written out for us.
It means that they have double the ingredients that Kate yes exactly exactly -- -- air quality ingredients already and if they want.
And they can make a decision they can assemble the bomb already.
It would be -- being lousy -- but it's -- and for Israel an option means a ball for United States.
And you writing an option nuclear option means and you run a nuclear option and the American thinking is we will have been -- of.
Should I had more time here.
You know there's elections this weekend and Iran what do you think's going to happen is that going to make a difference.
-- as far as if this foreign policies concern as far as the nuclear project is that there are no different.
The all the -- bags are heavy.
We expect him on the six and -- All all of them belonged to the conservative -- that's always.
That you can talk about six degrees all of those seventy's.
But all of -- opposite -- and when it comes to the news -- clear.
Project all of them agree.
-- -- Advocacy -- you -- should continue with its nuclear program that maybe there is one candidate that.
Who stands out it's like between different.
Yet don't just by.
And anyway you want is putting yourself in Iran's supreme leader coming eight and for and it -- project is is these.
Expect project and therefore you would make that he's -- -- No.
Are the sanctions changing their behavior and we keep hearing that sanctions -- they're they're having an impact.
But is anybody's pattern.
It's cheap generic video and -- in -- We really need to start negotiating -- having any influence on this process are.
Are having -- great effect on the economy and on the ordinary people.
Huge amount of unemployment.
Every every year half million Iran would like to immigrate.
But -- doesn't have any crippling effect.
That they be -- like.
We can go along with the -- -- it doesn't it doesn't bother.
And and because of it -- Probably we have threes that he is the vehicle collision did this offenses are and where -- Or look there is.
One which changed the behavior -- -- -- to create this chipping action that the people would.
There's sheep to change its -- Anything in Europe is there anything in between sanctions and an attack him and -- wants to change behavior.
Aren't there -- harsher sanctions and.
And maybe two to immobilize Russia -- -- -- -- -- -- -- us so we'll -- Becker.
In order to enter serious sanctions you'd need to -- and sang -- site.
Well it happens very.
Thank you so much -- you suggesting mountain goat to Israel's buy dot com.
War and perhaps this book -- against -- again thank you very much -- much -- that I think it was my pleasure.
Now turn to talk about theory and -- I want to -- -- -- -- -- Former ambassador -- -- -- with pastors -- I ask you about the situation in Syria today.
-- thought about it any particular -- -- in the situation in Turkey to Syria Turkey and I thought you were rain earlier in the day on hunter but feelings.
Well there there are linked because they are next to each other they're essentially opposing each others -- he's been very influential and trying to arm the rebels.
In Syria but certainly has its own issues politically domestically that are sort of also coming to a head here the past few days for the first time.
It more than two weeks -- square.
He's been cleared of all the protesters that have been there for what essentially started as a small environmental protest and that's coming at the same time that.
Syria is refugee.
Problem is essentially -- flowing into Turkey has created sort of a dual -- problem for.
Prime minister everyone the leader of Turkey.
So he's got several challenges they're both domestically and and also with this ongoing war it's spilling into Turkey.
And then also closing in raising questions about why is Turkey still involved in this warned Syria.
There's the sort of -- domestic politics he has eaten Turkey.
Look what our free throw -- -- welcome ambassador ayalon we now.
Experienced diplomat Hillary Turkey -- in Turkey you've been all over the region and ask you kind of just an innocent and was happening in Turkey.
Is Turkey the next career square or is it like -- Wall Street.
Closest to -- So you don't think this is -- at the beginning ever revolution an Arab Spring overthrow.
The government attorneys.
-- here and regional.
That we will.
Occupy -- -- -- the list at that moment we hit you.
Some of those 2011.
Or social group of social.
The -- Steve effective it is to live.
As an epic poem to -- -- remotely close these 20%.
Of the -- of -- can open.
But because of the way he -- He he's he's all possible mistakes.
It during the last few days -- tweaking thing these rebels.
Instead of embracing them and -- and that is because they really don't open being shooting.
Is saying okay we collect fuel and.
Style of -- but you'll Kooks -- William.
You do -- place in Turkey.
And and neutralizing them and it is these.
Revolution he it is sport that the in the way that -- -- shall.
That he's thinking that -- -- -- you can't ever say I'm trying to really think that them.
Isn't isn't aggravate that the situation.
They hate that they want to begin with them because of -- -- -- and that.
It's -- that they can easily blow would like to -- that.
But the way he reject that we can the only thing he's also those people put the question look this is really the whole country.
Well that neither of -- religious people in these.
And this is editor at Wright has been cracked -- that.
For peace that can move out of that population.
Right to don't put him in any possible way that left him here.
These went before Wilson.
-- the most recent -- -- the biggest.
That we so we salute to those popular in the group -- -- resident.
Because that is the most race that you are console -- even then that's it but they -- limits to stop looking at these stolen.
And managed to create an accurate he's been this year because of the only -- that what.
Change why the heavy handed approach this time there's been other large presence -- why why were they so heavy handed bringing in.
Tear gas rubber bullets and then we're firing tear gas -- not in the air but -- -- people.
The war in Finland last thing they look like with Oprah -- -- -- -- equipment.
You that we at least that -- emotions in me he -- Live ammunition he has that -- enough we will look at them look at all over it took you there.
You probable that there -- probably -- that the police was very wasn't prepared.
One piece that he -- looked excellent.
He can you see hatred and we must remember that.
Handles part of the population.
That is the prediction that schools in -- it by this ridiculous form and even he used in the because I don't for a sport.
And they think that same mistake.
That the secularism and making -- -- people.
Open it but -- really looking and Tim and -- shoving the religious people.
I'll find him not including them in public about it -- -- -- -- doing the things they.
They try to force all the -- And -- thinking in the won't look.
You know Conner his reporting has covered the fact that that that that Turkey situation you worry that the Syrian civil war.
It's somehow spilling out into Turkey -- -- what have you been seen in your own report news.
Thousands of refugees -- responding not going to Turkey but also the Jordan and that's a huge issue just went out two and a half years into the war the conflict in Syria.
And both Jordan answer here having to deal with the flood of refugees at that -- attacks on the government also trying to contain immense area that's a big problem.
There's also the larger question of for a lot of -- -- -- are.
The Turkish government and -- that Turkish military involved in this war feeding.
Weapons to the rebels and supporting the Free Syrian Army and that that raises a lot of question in Syria.
-- leave you look at what happens to mean to accuse Syria it's true that it's close -- half Armenian refugees.
Million copies and meet him in Syria alone -- and character can -- but -- that Italy's.
The way into.
-- so Wednesday.
-- -- -- -- If you will -- -- Pops up completely unit Google.
And an interracial.
And what did he and morals that he's trying to don't believe equals -- -- only hosting their duties.
Mostly -- -- insisting that we did the rebels.
Mean tyranny and -- the political.
Sitting there listening into Turkey was it -- an allied with.
And then once the fighting started he flipped and now is supporting the rebels.
He's so cool thing that those.
Posts and -- little.
And that circles that are religious circles inside does he think he's making a mistake by trying to -- -- It -- legitimate.
I don't believe and by doing this if you the that -- to strive to do books that he's been real popular -- -- To that fit that we'll keep you know this Nicholas is it's not popular vote because he's even connecting to reduce it to.
You concede that he's being weak and we -- is spoken and -- is going to be critical for him because.
This is his -- to as prime minister economic climate right he's there to run.
Full residency in July 2014.
And intended to took me into an American -- -- presidency.
And though I don't think you can work he has to complete the people -- little -- And definitely enough time to change.
The country to a presidential season so if you -- wrong.
It was pretty good presidency.
February symbolic presidency so -- might be there to discover it.
Ask you when you're talking about Lebanon.
And -- well I I just driven it today from the Golan Heights which is in the north of Israel along the Jordan -- And what I -- and and people talked about was a great cooperation between Jordan and Israel throughout this Jordan is a country which hasn't had its Arab Spring revolution.
But as you talked about the refugees in Turkey they are also refugees in Jordan.
There's a lot of refugees in Jordan and there are fears that Islamic extremists who -- join me to Free Syrian Army are also going in Jordan.
Causing a potentially caused problems for the Jordanian king in the king and the government there.
And this is an area because of what's happening in Syria more important is it strange you know for so long or two and a half years now when everybody thought this outlast -- just a few months -- -- Everybody started to see what happens what's next domino effect.
Turkey has an effect Lebanon and its affect Israel and its effect Jordan so there's a lot of money's not just the sort of normally knees and unrest and concerns yet in this region.
But new concerns about.
There's a -- stay -- -- continue holding on to power it's really -- and not just ripples through the region but tidal waves in the region.
And then finally -- -- about the rise of radical Islam you don't you with that her square in Egypt everyone assumes no democracy's gonna break out.
But now what we see taking his place is really the rise -- radical Islam.
Which is not good for me.
It that uses two pesos reading malls right -- being used.
That you don't do you dispute that can't really run the country's.
It was the Islami next -- and more bewildering.
You as it is challenges.
That they need to sheep -- -- and pieces.
It peaked at the pictures and he's created -- Egypt.
Tunisia and Libya it's frightening everybody because.
These these sort of hold emotionally -- smiling children in the mood of the country it's not only that piece of Nixon as a company.
If you just a Nixon goes outdoor basis in the Islamic leader in the country will -- It is fantastically and the -- -- so the question is if you can.
-- you can you can unite the country and running to the professional way.
This is the question and I think there -- theories.
That -- -- to be able to be wrote is that -- country in the foreseeable future.
Here well -- it -- -- a window both video explaining the window into the this part of the world in his hands.
Like chaos all around is not in Israel but in August receivers.
It thank you so much for coming to CS ambassador Al we now and our and Connor now.
-- President be clean up pretty well now he's actually I don't -- in how the Clinton's -- and the black jacket and.
Is so much for joining us in Israel and Jerusalem and the -- in his Middle East bureau on the busiest places -- Thank you so much and that's it for -- country you can tune in tomorrow to Fox News sent -- -- eleven and get the -- show.
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