"... the normally reticent boss of the Israel Defense Forces has just poured cold water on this eventuality. Lt. Gen. Benny Grantz told Israeli newspaper Haaretz in an interview marking that nation's independence day that he doubts Iran is currently seeking a nuclear weapon or that they will eventually decide to pursue one.
To be sure, he insists that a theoretical nuclear weapon in the hands of Iran would be disastrous to Israel and its regional standing, and said he was preparing a credible military option, which he says is crucial for Israel's security." Dan Murphy
IMO the chance of Israel attacking Iran before the US election went to near 0% with this statement by General Gantz.
This means that IDF intelligence agrees with the USIC's estimate on Iranian capabilities and intentions.
To launch such an attack after this statement would completely "liberate" the US from any need to support such an attack or the ensuing war in the ME.
Gantz also acknowledges that a lot of Israel's concern over an Iranian nuclear capability is merely a desire to retain military hegemony in the region rather than a fear of an "exchange" of fires.
Given this context the opportunity is here for carrying through to a "detente" with Iran that would stabilize the ME situation. pl