to retain it's large nuclear arsenal as a deterant. In a perfect world they could dispose of them, but Iran's threats to wipe israel off the map is backed up by rockets from Gaza and hezbollah. But besides a strong defense force, Israel should start to negotiate seriously with the Palestinians. Bibi's policy of postponement cannot go on forever, in fact it actually makes the ultimate confrontation worse. Threats from all sides will never yield peace for anyone.
Report in Lebanon: Israel Air Force strikes Syria's Quneitra, 3 terror operatives killed (Haaretz)