Israel needs missles with this range to let China and Russia know that any attempt by them to take over Israel will mean their major cities will end up in ashes. M.A.D. works between the US, Russia, and China; and will certainly make them think twice if they think they can control G_d's country Israel.
Ex-FM Lieberman: Firebomb attack in Jerusalem a reminder that norm is Arab terror against Jews (Haar
from the article: MESS Report / Nobody wants war, but Israel-Lebanon border is heating up