Interior Minister Eli Yishai said "this is a complicated time and it's better not to talk about how complicated it is. This possible action is keeping me awake at night. Imagine we're [attacked] from the north, south and center. They have short-range and long-range missiles - we believe they have about 100,000 rockets and missiles."
Intelligence and Atomic Energy Minister Dan Meridor said "It's clear to all that a nuclear Iran is a grave danger. The Iranians already have more than four tons of 3-4 percent enriched uranium and 70 kgs. of 20 percent enriched uranium. They are continuing to make missiles."(from HaAretz today)
Minister Benny Begin blasted those creating a public debate. The discussion in the press "is insane anarchy, an evil deed that results from some people's egomania," he said.