Why now? These Likudniks are no fools. They know Iran has no nuclear weapons program. Otherwise they would not date. No, the reason to attack now is because Achmedinijock is on the way out and the next guy might be a democrat. And the US is looking hard at budget issues, which is never good if you're addicted to big daddy's money. Best to strike now while the excuse is still hot. How else to distract the home population and con the US into another dozen years of open wallet?
Ya'alon okays administrative detention of Jewish extremist suspected in church arson (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu trying to persuade cabinet to support attack on Iran