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There are two issues here.

1. Are the Iranians trying to build the bomb? - I think the answer to this is pretty clear.
2. If (1) is true, should Israelis be worried?

In my opinion, the answer to (2) is also pretty clear. Even if the chance of the Iranians using the bomb is say only 10% (and I think it is higher than that), it is unacceptable. If you add their insistence on continuing the nuclear program, together with incessant anti-semitic and anti-Israeli rhetorics and incitement, it would be foolish of Israelis not to take this seriously. What you view as Israeli political games for internal consummation is in my opinion a very valid worry about survival.

I don't know how closely you follow Israeli politics, but there is a huge number of parties with very diverging opinions on almost every topic, catering to very different segments of the Israeli society. That there is a wall-to-wall agreement on some issue between these parties is unprecedented - and in my opinion does point to an existential issue.






In my opinion, the answer to (2) is also pretty clear.


It's clear that they have centrifuges. The current deal allow investigating what they actually do with them.

If you add their insistence on continuing the nuclear program, together with incessant anti-semitic and anti-Israeli rhetorics and incitement


Israel also insists on it's nuclear program and threatens to use it's nuclear weapons while expressing plenty of anti-Iranian rhetoric.

it would be foolish of Israelis not to take this seriously.


Aggressive rhetoric has nothing to do with seriousness.
Taking threads of other countries seriously would call for doing what the Mossad or the military say. It's not threatening bombing another country when that increases popularity at home while the Mossad thinks it's a dumb move.

Serious geopolitics is seldom done in the open.

That there is a wall-to-wall agreement on some issue between these parties is unprecedented - and in my opinion does point to an existential issue.
War unites. Israel also prefers a weak Iran for reasons besides nuclear. There nothing to be gained by being pro-deal in Israel.
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