Israel’s minister of defense, Ehud Barak, heard what Benny Gantz, Israel’s Chief of General Staff, had to say on the rationality of Iran’s leadership, and contributed his two cents on this subject:

“The fact that we talk about sophisticated and calculated people, who want to stay in power, and try to achieve their goals cunningly and by continuously estimating the moves and intentions of their rivals, does not make them into rational people in the western sense of the world; that is, people who look for a status quo and peaceful solutions to the problems at hand. The Iranian leadership does not behave this way.

So, according to Ehud Barak, the word “rationality” has a western sense, which is “the wish to keep the status quo and to solve disagreements peacefully”, and, I guess, by contrast, an eastern sense, which is the opposite. I wish Israel joins the western world soon.