During all of the time the administration has been negotiating together with the so-called P5+1 team for a deal with Iran lower sanctions, Israel has been demanding any such deal be contingent on Iran dismantling its nuclear program and facilities entirely. Netanyahu hasn’t budged one bit from this demand and nor have his hard right Zionist supporters both in Israel and their supporters in America and around the world.
While Secretary of State John Kerry has been beavering away working on a deal that would partially relieve sanctions on Iran in return for a halt to further enrichment, the Israel lobby in the US has been working just as hard to undermine Kerry’s efforts in support of Netanyahu’s demands.
Most Democrat and Republican Congressman not only support Netanyahu’s demands for tougher actions if Iran doesn’t dismantle its facilities entirely, but they would very likely, if push came to shove and Netanyahu decided to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran, call for the US to support with all of its military might any war Israel initiates against Iran.
As negotiations continue and look increasingly like there may be some sort of settlement in the wind, the likelihood of Netanyahu taking matters into his own hands vastly increases.
On the other side of the coin, the administration is warning that, if sanction are not reduced, Iran will likely continue doing whatever it’s doing which inevitably will lead to war.
The fact is; Netanyahu has been hankering for war for years. He knows that war with Iran means war with Hezbollah, Hamas and the Palestinians in the West Bank. It will be the only opportunity Israel will ever get to attempt to defeat all of its enemies and, at the same time, put an end to the question of what to do about a Palestinian state – there simply will never be one. The West Bank will become the district of Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip will be re-occupied together with south Lebanon up to the Litani River which will later become annexed and part of Greater Israel just as they did with the Golan Heights. Under the cover of all-out war Israel will eliminate all of its enemies just as it attempted to do in 1982 when Israel facilitated the slaughter of Palestinian refugees at Sabra and Shatila in Lebanon.
It’s not a matter of ‘if’, it’s just a matter of ‘when’. All Netanyahu is waiting for now is an opportunity. When all the right conditions line up, he’ll strike.