"Israeli commentators speculated yesterday that the country's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is preparing the public for war against Iran after he delivered his most decisive speech yet on the nuclear threat posed by its arch foe.
Just over a week after returning apparently empty-handed from Washington, where he tried to enlist US support for a pre-emptive strike, Mr Netanyahu appeared to hint that he might strike Iran's nuclear facilities even without backing from the US, potentially signalling a decision to attack within weeks or months." The Independent
I keep hearing that Bibi has interpreted a polite refusal of agreement at the WH as something equivalent to permission. Psychologically, this would be like thinking that because a woman did not slap you when she said no, that means that she really wants you.
If Natanyahu is going to take Israel to war against Iran, he is likely to do it before the US election. An Obama re-election will deprive Israel of most of its leverage against the president. A Republican win would mean that Natanyahu could wait until after the US inauguration because the Republicans will do Israel's bidding whenever they are told to do so.