When dealing with Iran, it is critically important to factor in that the tougher our rhetoric gets, the deeper they will dig their heels in. We must exhaust all options before we turn to military action.
This Friday, I will pray at the Western Wall, that the Iranian threat is different from all other threats. That in the coming year, through strong sanctions and reason, this threat will dissipate and not require a military strike from Israel.
It will be impossible for us to control or insulate ourselves from events in the Middle East as long as we remain dependent on oil from the region and committed to honor our military defense of Israel.