The article's logic is so flawed that it would be difficult to even start discussing it. Of course, nothing would hurt it more than kicking Lewis's schalorship (if it was not published in Haaretz only, that is): who the hell is Pedatzur and who is Lewis scholrship-wise ? But let's address a single major difference between all the cases of MAD described in the article and the Israel-Iran situation. In non of the MAD cases an oponnent declared its goal so irrationally and unconditionally as Iran; in fact the whole idea of MAD is to state that you Nuke is a defence. Iran does not even say that it wants to defend itself against Israel. It needs the nuke to destroy. It would behoove the author (of ostensibly a scholar article) to consider differences along with similarities.
North Korea insists it 'regrets,' not apologizes, over mine blast that killed 2 South soldiers (AP)
from the article: Let them have nukes