Home Front Minister: Israel faces its first existential peril

New Home Front Minister Avi Dichter took issue with opponents of an Israeli attack on Iran and said Sunday that Israel is facing its first real mortal danger. “Our enemies are building up their aggressive capabilities to confront us with strategic threats from Lebanon, the Gaza Strip and Syria while Iran is targeting our very existence.

Dichter spoke at the changing of the guard at the Home Front Ministry. The outgoing minister Matan Vilnai, designated ambassador to Beijing, remarked that Israel’s entire population has become a civilian war front.

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