According to the JERUSALEM POST: A senior Israeli official signaled on Saturday that there would be no unilateral attack on Iran in the coming weeks, saying that international pressure had kept Tehran's controversial nuclear program in check.
Amos Gilad, top aide to Defense Minister Ehud Barak, was asked in a television interview whether the Jewish high holidays, which begin on Sunday and end on Oct. 9, would be "quiet in terms of any initiative taken by Israel."
"What Israel will or won't do - I recommend that this remain behind closed doors," Gilad told Channel Two television in response. "But to the extent it is possible to foresee the holidays, it looks like it will be quiet...."
This begs the question, does this mean Israel is very close to an attack, and is just trying to do the usual deception move of appearing to let its guard down before it pounces (As it did before the Gaza war)?
The alternate explanation is that the Israeli leadership is finally getting the message from the US, that attacking Iran before the US election is the only RED LINE the US administration is willing to offer in response to Netanyahu's forceful demands.