By: Eyal Zisser – Jewish News Syndicate;

Israel must do away with the obsolete paradigm guiding its analysis of Iran. As the recent attack on Saudi Arabia proves, Tehran has moved from proxy warfare to direct confrontation.

Israel this week marks the anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, a war that cost thousands of young Israelis their lives.

The war caught Israel completely off guard because Israeli intelligence analysts had been wedded to a paradigm that had them convinced war was very unlikely.

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