Last night’s Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates featured a lively discussion on whether or not Israel could maintain its security, sovereignty and existence in the face of a nuclear Iran. Take a look at two arguments from both sides of the debate below.
For the motion was James Dobbins, Director of the RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center, and Reuven Pedatzur, Israeli Military Affairs Analyst of Ha’aretz. Pedatzur explained that if Iran wanted to destroy Israel, it would have already launched an attack by now.
Against the motion was Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, who said that Israel would only last three years in the face of a nuclear-armed Iran.
Which side did the audience agree with? Watch the entire debate below and decide who presented the more convincing argument.