Senior official speaking anonymously says attacks are being planned against Israel on the assumption of its weakness

An unnamed senior Israeli defense official said on Sunday that Israel’s military deterrence is regarded by enemies as weakened by the ongoing rifts and crises over the government’s judicial overhaul.

This comes as Defense Minister Yoav Gallant was fired by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over controversial judicial reform, after a movement among Israeli reservists to threaten not to serve if the overhaul of Israel's Supreme Court is passed. 

“Our enemies have come to see Israel as weak and limited in its deterrence in light of the weakening of international support,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told local media, adding that his analysis was shared by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) chief Herzi Halevi, Shin Bet head Ronen Bar, and Mossad chief David Barnea.... Read More: i24