To the south, an Israeli truce has been concluded with Hamas. To the east, discussions are underway addressing the Golan Heights with Syria. And to the north, the Israelis are promoting a diplomatic overture to the Lebanese, indicating a willingness to turn over the Sheeba Farms and even discussing a prisoner exchange. Is it possible that this is a concerted diplomatic strategy, in preparation for war with Iran?
Before an offensive action is taken against Iran, it would make sense for Israel to quiet matters along its disputed borders, in an effort to lower the threshold of hostilities. Even if the attack on Iran came solely from the US, this diplomatic strategy would still address the needs of Israel, which is considered a Middle East extension of the US by Iran and its allies. Launching a war against the Islamic Republic is a bold step. This diplomatic strategy would reduce the risk somewhat, of sympathetic players engaging in forms of belligerent intervention. Syria, Hamas and even Hezbollah would be put in positions of loss for actions taken against Israel as allies of Iran.
Whether or not this diplomatic strategy would be successful is open to speculation. Without such gains afforded to Iran's allies, there is certainly less at stake to deter them from taking belligerent forms of reprisal against Israel.