We have had a great visit so far here in Israel. I look forward to seeing you all again in about 12 days' time.

Though it continues to have its share of internal issues, the country continues to flourish, with the threat of a strike on Iran, and G-d forbid, an extended war, preoccupying the Israeli media.  Here are some of today's articles in the Israeli dailies on the issue; the ideological leanings of the papers are somewhat evident in their respective approaches:

Times of Israel: http://www.timesofisrael.com/efraim-halevy-if-i-were-an-iranian-i-would-be-very-fearful-of-the-next-12-weeks-ex-mossad-chief-tells-ny-times/

Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/Features/FrontLines/Article.aspx?id=279955

Maariv (for Hebrew speakers)http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/392/040.html?hp=1&;cat=875&loc=1 ("Netanyahu does not have the patience to wait for a US strike on Iran")

Yediot Acharanot (op-ed) http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4264089,00.html

Haaretz: (op-ed) http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/as-netanyahu-pushes-israel-closer-to-war-with-iran-israelis-cannot-keep-silent.premium-1.455672

Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/158563#.UBvT9k1lQ1E

Debka: http://debka.com/article/22237/Iran-prepares-for-60-percent-uranium-enrichment