He is also worried about Syria's non-existent weapons of mass destruction after Assad's departure. He and his staff are readying their capabilities to deal with these existential threats . In air warfare this is called target fixation. He is like a bomber pilot, so intent on focusing on his target that he is blind to the missile that is gonna hit you in the tail. The threat to Israel is the UN.
Preliminary report: Palestinian stabs man near Damascus Gate, Jerusalem (Haaretz)