So what is Israel for exactly? Here's Ha'aretz with a clue:
The destruction of Iran's nuclear capabilities would be in the interest of the Arab nations in the Gulf, and it would be less embarrassing if it was done by Israel rather than the U.S., a top Kuwaiti strategist said in remarks published Sunday.So to the upholding of American and European interests we can add protecting reactionary Arab regimes in the Gulf. And noting the fact that Iran is now believed not to be pursuing a nuclear weapons programme, any attack on a nuclear plant or any industrial plant in Iran would be aimed at hindering its economic development, not any military threat to other states.
Officially Kuwait, like the other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, wants a peaceful solution to the nuclear standoff between Tehran and the West and will not allow the U.S. to use its territories for any attack on Iran.
But when asked in an interview with the daily Al-Siyassah about the consequences of an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear reactors, analyst and former government adviser Sami al-Faraj said it would not be such a bad thing.
"Honestly speaking, they would be achieving something of great strategic value for the GCC by stopping Iran's tendency for hegemony over the area," he said, adding that "nipping it in the bud by Israeli hands would be less embarrassing for us than if the Americans did it."