This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine will feature a big piece, already available online, by the Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman called “Will Israel Attack Iran?” The first paragraph sets a dramatic scene featuring Israel’s defense minister, Ehud Barak. As Sabbath eve approached two weeks ago, and Barak “gazed out at the lights of Tel Aviv,” he said to Bergman, “This is not about some abstract concept, but a genuine concern. The Iranians are, after all, a nation whose leaders have set themselves a strategic goal of wiping Israel off the map.”
For more on this story, visit: Do Israeli Leaders Really Think Iran Is an Existential Threat? – Robert Wright – International – The Atlantic.