Iranian Attack Provides Israel With the Perfect Opportunity

Iran's attack on the Israeli-operated ship, which left two foreign nationals dead, provides the perfect opportunity for Bennett and the defense establishment to ramp up their diplomatic campaign against Tehran

Amos Harel
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The confrontation between Israel and Iran is heating up, taking place to varying degrees across the Middle East. Since the escalation is slow and gradual, some of it is happening far from Israel’s borders, and it seems that the public is very little concerned by these events.

There are now more pressing problems, from the spread of the coronavirus to the attempts to stabilize the governing coalition. But if the escalation with Iran continues, it could cast a shadow over the rest of the summer and take a higher priority on Israel’s defense agenda.

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