Israeli lawmaker Effi Eitam last week said it has become clear in light of the failure of international diplomatic efforts that Israeli will eventually have no choice but to launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.
Israel National News quoted Eitam as stating during a gathering in the Samarian town of Beit El that "Israel has the right and the ability to defend itself and that day is around the corner."
Eitam went on to say he is confident the United States will support Israel in any military action it deems necessary for the survival of the Jewish state and the Zionist dream.
In related news, American analysts said at the weekend that new satellite imagery shows Syria has completely razed and covered the site of a suspected nuclear installation that Israel bombed in September.
Syria maintains the site was not a nuclear facility built with North Korean help, as Israel charges, but its haste to apparently prevent nuclear inspectors from conducting an investigation there has given the lie to Damascus' official position.
The Syrians "took down this facility so quickly it looks like they are trying to hide something,'' David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security that analyzed the images, told The Associated Press.