Gantz: Israel Will Never Come to Terms With Nuclear Iran   

Won't accept Iran even being a 'threshold state'

With reports of an imminent return to the Iran nuclear deal, Israel is being very public in their disapproval of the matter, and how ‘weak’ they think the deal ultimately will be.

The deal isn’t public yet, and looks fairly straightforward. Israel has been grousing at the talks for months, however, and the truth of the deal matters much less than the Israeli government being mad about it.

DM Benny Gantz was the most clear about how intractable Israel will be, saying Israel could never come to terms with Iran becoming a nuclear threshold state.

To be clear, a nuclear threshold state is a nation without nuclear arms, but with the technological capability to build them. There are any number of nations with threshold capacity, simply by virtue of technological advancement.

That means Iran doesn’t have to do anything antagonistic, and Israel will still be unhappy with them in general.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.