The negotiations with Iran have been going nowhere since George Bushes second term and at the same time Iran works on its nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems and Israel is getting sick of it. Test fire a missile, hold ariel exercises and make the world THNK Israel is preparing to go it alone and hopefully get them to get their act together and do something about Iran before Israel does. I imagine Bibi & Barak are probably trying to do all they can along with the Gulf arab states to pressure the US into bombing Iran back to the stone age.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: Are Israel's military drills preparation for an Iran strike?