"Regarding the Gaza issue, the prime minister made a very difficult but very responsible decision. Despite the massive fire on the south and the terrible suffering of the residents of the Gaza border communities, the prime minister acted out of a deep strategic vision," Oren said.
Netanyahu has been a great fan of Winston Churchill. He has read biographies of Churchill and in a way has been put in a similar position. See Standing Alone - Churchill 1940 - Netanyahu 2013
As famed Middle East scholar Bernard Lewis once observed, “Mutually assured destruction” for the Iranian regime “is not a deterrent — it's an inducement.”