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Israel's New Threat from Saddam Hussein36:17

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photoIsrael has lived in fear of Iraq for more than a decade.

During the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein launched 39 Scud missiles at Israel, and held back another 25 Scuds, fitted with germ warheads.

Today, experts say that if the U.S. goes ahead with an attack on Iraq, Saddam Hussein may not hold back his weapons against Israel. And this time, the attack may not come from the air, but from the streets.

Is Saddam Hussein working with militant Palestinians to prepare an attack on Israel? What can Israel do to defend itself? What should the Bush administration consider?


Janine Zacharia, Washington Correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, and author of the new article "Stealth Bomber: Why Saddam doesn't need missiles" in the current issue of The New Republic

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst and Senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly

This program aired on August 26, 2002.

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