There is a real threat to real Israelis were peace with Syria to happen. Syria is the only nation bordering on Israel with an significant army and which is not at peace with Israel. Just think of the careers, the political parties, the industries and jobs which would be threatened by an outbreak of peace with Syria? Israel has never known 'peace' and thus it is more dominated by it's "military industrial political complex" than any other nation in the world. If the United States right cannot countenance peace and the end to the domination of our military industrial political complex, how much more frightening and unthinkable must that prospect be to the Israeli right? Not that Israel could EVER afford to drastically reduce it's defense spending and posture, but without the threat of Syria many careers would be reduced, and the Likud would be crippled. Life without the boogie man is unthinkable to some.
We want Iran cooperation, not meddling, Gulf Arabs tell Kerry (Reuters)
from the article: Flip-flopping toward Damascus