Ignore the bluff, Israel won't attack Iran post-deal - analysis

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Ignore the bluff, Israel won't attack Iran post-deal - analysis
Does anyone really believe Bennett and Lapid when they repeat the mantra that a deal will not freeze Israeli operations?
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Published: DECEMBER 28, 2021

Yes, it is important for Israel to point out that it can act independently against Iran’s nuclear program even if the US and the world powers reach a new nuclear deal in Vienna. But does anyone really believe Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid when they repeat the mantra that a deal – even a bad one – will not at least for some period of time freeze Israeli operations against the Islamic Republic?

If history has any lessons, one is that a new nuclear deal – as long as it freezes Tehran’s forward nuclear progress – will shift the Mossad and IDF intelligence from planning attacks to collecting intelligence in order to highlight Iranian cheating. This is what happened after the 2015 JCPOA – and no one can accuse former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu or his Mossad director Yossi Cohen of being bashful about using force against the nuclear program. Yet from the July 2015 deal until July 2020, there were no major game-changing attack operations.

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