Fact: While many media outlets and politicians often state that Iran is an “existential threat” to Israel, many senior Israeli defense officials argue this simply isn’t true.

Prominent Israeli defense and intelligence officials have stated that Iran poses some threat to Israel, but that it is not an “existential threat” to Israel:

Israeli official have even argued that warnings of an “existential threat” are misleading and perhaps even a misguided attempt to encourage a strike on Iran: