As negotiators were intensifying their efforts in Lausanne, Switzerland and closing the gaps left for a deal on the future of Iranian nuclear, it became evident that Israeli decision makers were becoming increasingly nervy.
The Israeli Prime Minister was leading the condemnation of an agreement which has not even been finalized. In a weekly cabinet meeting he stated, and this time not only for the benefit of his ministers, that: “After the Beirut-Damascus-Baghdad axis, Iran is carrying out a pincer movement from the south to take over and occupy the entire Middle East. The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is very dangerous to humanity and it must be stopped.”
Netanyahu feels more than ever exonerated in his approach to Iran, hence escalating the rhetoric about Iran in terms of its threat to humanity. Since the late 1990s Israeli leaders have perceived and portrayed Iran, especially one with nuclear military capability, in terms of an existential threat to it. The aim was to mobilise the international community to take tough measures against Iran in order to stop it from developing nuclear weapons, which Israel perceives as potentially posing a deadly threat to the Jewish state.
It is hard to imagine any agreement on the Iranian nuclear program that Israel and its Prime Minister would find acceptable