Analysis By Avoiding a Strike on Iran Before U.S. Election, Israel Is Learning From History

American analysts David Makovsky and Amanda Sass say Israel’s non-strike against Iran means it is keeping its options open, while avoiding once-familiar tensions with the U.S.

Just days before the U.S. presidential election it is worth considering how - barring an unforeseen development - one of the most widely-trailed military operations in recent years will not in fact have taken place: Israel will not have attacked Iran before Americans go to the polls.