Netanyahu’s entire personal and political life has been defined by the Holocaust. He is a student of history and has pondered the events leading to the Holocaust. It is an undeniable fact that in the mid 1920’s when Hitler and his criminal thugs were becoming a significant political force , the German Jewish community had the power and means to deal with Hitler in a definitive manner. If they had acted this existential threat would have been ended in its earliest stages.. Sadly for the world they did not. Netanyahu views himself not only as the Prime Minister of Israel but as the secular leader and protector of the Jewish people. He knows that if he leaves office with the Iranian nuclear threat essentially intact, he will join those long dead German Jewish leaders and will be judged by history as a failure.