Israel and Iran have waged a shadow war for years. Will it now erupt?

By Josef Federman, Jon Gambrell
Updated April 20 2024 - 12:41pm, first published 12:40pm

Israel and Iran both played down an apparent Israeli airstrike near a major air base and nuclear site in central Iran, signalling the two bitter enemies are ready to prevent their latest eruption of violence from escalating into a full-blown regional war.

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