Israel's outgoing home front defense minister says the Jewish state is prepared for a monthlong war on multiple fronts should it decide to strike Iran.
In an interview with the "Maariv" newspaper, Matan Vilnai said Israel was ready to face the consequences of a clash with Iran that could be sparked if the Jewish state decides to launch a strike against Tehran's nuclear program.
He said Israel was "ready as never before" for such a clash.
Vilnai backed the predictions of other senior Israeli officials that the Jewish state would suffer around 500 deaths in such a clash.
Speculation has risen in recent weeks about the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear activities, which the Jewish state and much of the international community believes conceals a weapons program.
Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP