Israel and Iran have something in common. Both face instability at home. In recent days, protests have erupted in at least 100 Iranian cities. The regime in Tehran is clearly rattled, not just because of the scale of the protests, but because the protesters are from all socio-economic classes and are openly calling for the regime’s downfall. In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is battling for his political survival as he faces bribery and fraud charges.
In both Iran and Israel, the next step is most likely to be a ramping up of tensions between them to divert attention from their domestic problems.