Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Francois Hollande attended a memorial service Thursday for three children and a rabbi killed by an Islamist gunman at a Jewish school in the southern city of Toulouse. He also murdered three French paratroopers.
Wednesday, after their first face-to-face meeting, Hollande said he wanted “concrete acts” from Iran to prove it was not pursuing a nuclear arms drive, failing which Paris would back “other sanctions.” This threat was unacceptable to France, said the French president.
Netanyahu warned that Iran has the means for launching nuclear bombs. He did not elaborate, but said a feeling of relief would spread across the Arab world “five minutes after an attack" on Iran’s nuclear program.
DEBKAfile: The French president and Netanyahu see eye to eye on the need for a military strike to stop Iran’s attaining a nuclear bomb, but neither is likely to take action without the United States.