Israel’s Insane Plan to Bomb Iran

The world was ablaze this week with the news that Israel’s government is moving closer to an attack on Iran. The mere fact that a dangerous preemptive attack is being discussed so openly—and that a majority of the public supports it—means that Israel’s leadership has gone mad, writes Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy. “The Iranian lunacy has yet to be proven; in Israel, it is already as plain as day.” No logic can explain the drumbeat for war when the danger of a strike by Iran is zero and an aggressive move would have horrific consequences. The only explanation is fear: “The men's men who are threatening Iran now are the real cowards' cowards.”