Israel is in the grip of separation anxiety. It has suddenly become aware that the Iranian threat is shrinking and that the good old military option, which until now provided so much security, has fallen off the table. How can the state go on with neither an immediate threat nor a military option?The culprit in this loss is none other than the outgoing Mossad director, Meir Dagan.
If Yoav Galant is charged, heaven forfend, with corruption, then who would lead the attack on Iran? A state that has been stripped of its chief of staff and of its external threats, we all know, might as well be sitting on death row.
So first of all, take a deep breath and have some water. There’s no lack of threats. Even if the nuclear bomb is gone, we still have Hezbollah, Hamas, radical Islam, an American cold shoulder, a rift with Turkey and creeping bigotry.