The author has been repeating same take already few times on Haaretz, but now his rhetoric/wording notched up:
"In private conversations" - Netanyahu said he is going to launch a strike Iran. Duing DNC in North Carolina, 2nd week of September.
I am not trusting Haaretz these days. It is trying to increase articles published - and it just is messy. There is no focus on (only) communicating credible and necessary to the audience.
I don’t know - I think in UK politicians can file ‘libel’ suit if a journalist fabricates such crucial statement even claimed to be ‘private’.
But not sure about Israel where loose cannons and exchanging exaggerated rhetoric is basically the natural state of being.
In private conversations, Netanyahu has said there is nothing after Election Day, which falls on November 6. If Obama wins, Netanyahu says, he will take revenge for the overt efforts to defeat him and will prevent Netanyahu from attacking Iran. For this reason, and only this reason, Netanyahu must go on the offensive over Iran now - some reliable sources say he will probably do it during the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina next week - when the timing is the worst for Israel. That’s the price of getting portrayed as being a member of the Romney-Netanyahu-Sheldon Adelson trinity.
This is the most reckless of all breaches of trust, and Netanyahu - not Israel - must pay the price of taking the risk. Netanyahu must wait for the U.S. elections. If he loses his bet and Obama wins, Netanyahu should be so kind as to resign. The soldiers and citizens of Israel shall not be sacrificed on the altar of Netanyahu’s bets.