This week, Alpher discusses why Ehud Barak made his dramatic remarks about attacking Iran and why he made them now;
if there are potential strategic ramifications, or if this is merely one more case of a frustrated ex-politician
sounding off; whether last week’s rocket attacks on Israel from the Syrian Golan and Israel’s response suggest the
possibility of imminent escalation of hostilities between Iranian proxies and Israel, and if the timing bespeaks a
link to the Iran nuclear deal; actions that are perceived by Palestinians as Israeli provocations, which have
resulted recently in increased instances of stone-throwing and fire-bombing against Israeli vehicles and knife
attacks on IDF soldiers.