The leader of the first Arab country to make peace with Egypt calls Jews "the sons of apes and pigs." The Arab media has, for the last seven decades, been filled with propoganda that should make Goebbels sue for plaigarism. So of course Israel will think that this is an existential struggle. They'd be naive in the extreme if they didn't thing that.
4.2-scale earthquake felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem area (Haaretz)
from the article: Memo to John Kerry: Israel/Palestine peace requires creativity