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“Shoah warnings have taken over the political and military discourse,” Haaretz editor Aluf Benn wrote last week. “The stronger Israel becomes diplomatically, militarily and economically, the more fearful its leaders and military commanders have become, and the process reached its peak in Netanyahu’s time.”

Mr. Netanyahu remains undeterred by the critics, insisting the intentions of the Iranians are just as murderous of those that existed in World War II.

“We will never forget the victims of the Holocaust; we will never forget the ultimate crime against humanity,” he said Wednesday. “And we will never forget our obligation to prevent this from ever happening again.”