Israel never intended to initiate a strike and a war, and will not do it: Israel don´t want to be the aggressor/initiator. If we attack, then the iranians would be entitled to launch massive retaliations, from many directions and proxies. There will be enormous destruction and suffering in Israel. But furthermore - a war, initiated by Israel, will continue in different forms for years, causing damage to the international community. We don´t want the world to be convinced that we are to be blamed for that too. Conclusion: Israel never ever seriously thought of sending hundreds of aircraft to Iran as an opening first strike. But if Iran goes ahead with some kind of stupid aggression, then we will bomb 15-20 facilities in Iran. Because then it is legitimate defense, and not aggression.
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu waited too long to strike Iran