Former deputy defense minister, MK Ephraim Sneh described the US intelligence report on Iran’s nuclear weapons program as “very flawed.” He argued that Iran continues posing an existential threat to Israel and “we don’t need any additional evidence. Just listen to what the Iranian leaders are saying.. who are committed to the destruction of Israel.” Amos Gilad, who heads the Defense Ministry’s Diplomatic-Military Bureau, insisted, “the Iranians are determined to obtain nuclear weapons.”
It is doubtful if the current leadership of Israel is intellectually or temperamentally capable of handling a complex issue such as Iran’s relationship to nuclear energy. They are determined to believe everything revolves around making nuclear weapons and any evidence to the contrary must simply be dismissed. The path to peace lies in nations working together and focusing on issues that are real, not in making things that are not happening the center of their discussions. The Ayatollah Khamenei has repeatedly insisted his nation is not developing nuclear weapons but Israel, like many American conservatives, wishes to believe other voices. President Ahmadinejad is not the supreme ruler of Iran but Americans and Israelis continue insisting that he has all power. Reality is a much needed visitor in the home of Israel.