Whether or not Nisman is right about Monday night’s rockets, there is no doubt that the Iranian-led Middle Eastern axis of evil has been under serious pressure of late. With Iran increasingly subject to both sanctions and sabotage, the Assad regime’s existence on the line, and terror proxies Hizbullah and Hamas—particularly the former—in a precarious position, the threats and bluster coming especially from Tehran have a shrill and even desperate ring to them.
The question is whether the West can muster the resolve to keep turning up the heat on these actors. To be sure, cornered tigers can be particularly dangerous, especially when having a nuclear program. And with Sunni Islamist regimes sprouting from the soil of the “Arab spring,” Iran’s axis is hardly the only cloud on the horizon.
Still, in the ever-volatile Middle East, Iran and its allies pose the central threat at the moment. Israel, whose residents know all about booms in the night, is trying hard to make that clear and point the way to neutralizing that threat.
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