Obama's timetable won't permit an attack on Iran this year, so Netanyahu has a lot of groundwork to prepare.
Amir Oren, Senior correspondent and columnist
Amir Oren is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. He writes about defense and military affairs, the government and international relations.
In Israel, if a soldier who sacrificed his life for Israel is not sufficiently Jewish the rabbis will try to force him into a different area, far away and fenced in.
The quiet on the borders is illusory, similar to the quiet that put Israel to sleep in the early 1970s in the three years between the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War. Without progress with the Palestinians, there can be no progress with Syria.
In the families of leaders, from India to Texas, the boundary between a gossip column and front page news depends on the context.
The IDF needs its own, independent controller - but that would be a threat to the defense minister, the chief of staff and the military prosecution.
Netanyahu's clumsy moves aimed at showing unity, determination and decisiveness have, as usual, achieved the opposite.
Israel has 60 to 200 nuclear weapons, some of which are positioned, recent report estimates.