Just for know lets put aside past events and look at the here and now. Israel as a nation has fairly good armed forces, allegedly has a certain number of nukes and well at least for the time being has America as an ally. The down side is, Israel is surrounded by nations who at best do not trust the Israelis or their intentions. Some of these nations are backed and supplied by the likes of Russia and China to name a few. Israel compared to its neighbours has a tiny population, in any protracted conflict could it continue to fight for any lengthy time. If Israel decides to attack Iran either alone of with the help of the US will such an action bring Russia/China into play? Would that be the goals of the perps, to take out the US/Israel at the same time. If Israel goes it alone and we end up with radioactive clouds circling the globe and affecting the surrounding nations what will be the reaction to that. It would seem that Israel has only one option and that is to make peace. Stop the racism and lies and learn to live with its neighbours. Any other scenario would mean the destruction of Israel, surely its leaders must realise this. Or do they just have the well if we go down we will take as many as we can with us mentality. So given the above just what are Israels chances of survival. History has shown us that conflict has a habit of remapping nations, borders shift and move etc. But given its current stance and attitude can Israel survive.