It's cliched, I know, but the situation in the Middle East is bad and getting worse. Let's leave aside for the moment what is going on in Iraq. I am speaking specifically about Israel, where an extremely weak leadership combined with a perception that the IDF is not what it was even 10 years ago have led to Israel now facing existential threats from the east, north and south. Make no mistake about it, this WILL erupt into a war at some point, and likely sooner rather than later: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1184168553291&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter.
Where are the David Ben Gurions, Moshe Dayans and Golda Meirs when you need them?