Early election || Nuclear Iran will star in Netanyahu's bid for re-election, not Israel's economy
Haaretz analyst Amos Harel says that the PM's opponents can accuse him of spending vast sums on preparing for an attack, and all the security chiefs objected last when he considered bringing forward the date of an Israeli attack.
1. Iran. The accepted wisdom is that the Iranian threat will be a central plank in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election platform. Netanyahu will highlight the approaching nuclear danger and portray himself as the only Israeli leader realistic enough - and tough enough - to deal with it.