The escalating tension between Israel and Iran over the latter's nuclear program has been at the center of many foreign policy debates and diplomatic talks over the past decade. Proponents of an Israeli strike say it's needed for to preserve Israel's national security while detractors say such an attack would precipitate World War III.
Ronen Bergman is author of "Will Israel Attack Iran?" and a contributing writer for The Times' Magazine. He wrote the article after spending months speaking with senior Israeli leaders in the country's military and intelligence communities, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak and former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan.