Just a few days before their meeting scheduled at the White House, Israel's President Shimon Peres is saying he is convinced that Israel's threats to take military action against Iran are “unnecessary warmongering”.
He believes and that Israel should not embark on a military operation in near future.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak has taken strong objection publically to President Peres's remarks.
Mr. Barak has been leading the voice for Israel's justification in taking matters into it's own hands and striking Iran militarily.
Barak said that Peres's comments are similar to those made before Israel attacked Saddam Hussein's nuclear project in Iraq back in the 1980's.
Things are different this time around in the Middle East…
Iran is hurting under the international sanctions paced upon it yet they are reportedly accelerating their capacity to enrich uranium, Syria is a mess and it's leader Bashar Assad is potentially on his way out, and Hezbollah in Lebanon is also losing clout.
Put it all together and the Shiite axis is perhaps losing it's life. Hezbollah in particular is becoming more of an organization in which the Arab world is not dealing with.
With their money starting to dry up from Iran, they have been painting the picture more and more that they are the genuine Lebanese 'movement' (which they of course are not). There has in fact, been growing criticism of Hezbollah locally in Lebanon.
People in the West are pleased about this weakening of Shiite power and influence in the region and thus this may be part of Mr. Peres's reasoning – that the super powers need to deal with Iran – not Israel.
Middle East Correspondent