Analysis Israel Is Sanctifying the Status Quo and Ignoring the Possibility of a New Iran

The ascendancy of a new moderate leader in post-election Iran could offer rare opportunity for diplomatic breakthrough, but Prime Minister Netanyahu and his defense minister are resistant to change.

A few hours before the unprecedented political drama unfolded on Friday in Iran, Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon reported to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and laid out his philosophy.