Israel has set a deadline for the United States and the international community to make it clear to Iran that it will act should Iran not stall its nuclear program. It has set September 25th as a deadline for the President and the international community to make it perfectly clear to Iran that it will act.
According to new intelligence by both the United States and Israel, it appears that Iran has progressed much further than previously reported. Iran is apparently a few steps closer to develop nuclear warheads that will fit a Shabab-3 missile.
Israel's contention is that while the US is a long ways from Israel, this issue is extremely serious to Israel. In one Israeli's words, this is not "Survivor" where you get thrown of the island if you lose. This is about the survival of the Jewish state.
The Shabab-3 missile has a range nearly of 1,000 miles. The range is within the capability to reach all of Israel, including the Dimona nuclear reactor in the souther Negev desert.
Israel believes that Iran now has enough nuclear material that is sufficient to produce five nuclear bombs.
Essentially Israel has declared the nuclear negotiations with Iran with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council as failed. It called on those members to do the same.
Iran has constantly threatened to wipe the Jewish state off the face of the earth.
Prime Minister Netanyahu issued a public warning that Iran must not be allowed to develop a nuclear bomb.
The Hebrew newpaperreports that Israel has given the ultimatum to President Obama, although it realizes that he cannot give an order to attack prior to the election. Israel's concern is that the window to stop Iran will close around the time of the election.
An Isreaeli official said that Israel can and will act, should the support by the United States and he international community not be forthcoming.