"Israel can not even defeat Hamas and Hizbullah w/o navy and air force." - Latin Lover This is the unfortunate truth. The IDF is not the force it was once. Nor is it's real enemies. Thus, I suspect, the need to invent a threat from Iran to deflect public attention to the consistent failure of the IDF to win any war since 1973. The problem is that if Israel gets the war with Iran it lusts for, and cannot defeat Iran, then what?
Australian Islamic State recruiter killed in U.S. airstrike in Iraq (Reuters)
from the article: Israel can't launch strike against Iran on its own