Recent headlines have touted the possibility of an “October Surprise” in the form of an Israeli unilateral strike against Iran’s renegade nuclear program before the US presidential elections in November. This has stirred a very robust public debate in Israel over whether the nation could and should go it alone. Yet there has not been a sense of panic or urgency, as the school year has just started out as normal and everyone has been preparing for the Jewish High Holidays.

Still, this presented a good opportunity for The Christian Edition to take to the streets and ask ordinary Israelis whether they expect the Netanyahu government to take action soon and if the country is truly prepared to face what may lie ahead? Here are some responses.


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