Israeli Army's Scaremongering on Iran Is Back. Here's Why

Iran - not Hamas or Hezbollah - is the Israeli defense establishment’s biggest and most effective way of getting a higher spending increase

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Yossi Melman
Yossi Melman head
Yossi Melman

In pre-coronavirus Israel, the heat of July and August used to be the slow news season, lacking the dramatic events of the sort the country is accustomed to. This summer, though, it seems to have been replaced by fear-sowing season. Over the past few weeks, the army brass has been conducting briefings with journalists that once again paint a grim picture of war and conflict in the north, the south and with Iran.

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