Buried within James Risen's interesting New York Times front-pager about the easing of Iran tensions is an even more interesting story about the deep weirdness that is going on within Israel's national security establishment on Iran:
At the same time in Israel, the conservative government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been rocked by a series of public comments from current and former Israeli military and intelligence officials questioning the wisdom of attacking Iran.
Arming Israel with extra military capabilities could allay its leaders’ impatience to strike Iran, thus buying time for diplomacy, Obama’s former national security adviser saysYitzhak BenhorinWASHINGTON - A former national security ... Read Post
Goldberg worries: I'm not naive enough to think that Israel won't act in its perceived national security interest simply because its actions might endanger Jews overseas. And I wouldn't like to see Israel paralyzed into inaction out... Read Post
Eli Lake is the senior national security correspondent for Newsweek/Daily Beast. You can read his recent reporting here and the story about the informal “security cabinet” or octet that may decide Israel's actions, here: Israeli law... Read Post