The peace agreement Israel signed with Egypt came after a bloody war. Israel needs the taste of war to remind her of peace. The relative calm of the past 3 decades resulted in the explosion of the number of settlers from 20,000 to 500,000. The U.S. will not attack Iran or allow Israel to attack it. It can not impose crippling sanctions because Russia and China will not allow it (money talks). Iran will become a nuclear power sooner or late. However, it will not use this power against Israel unless it has a death, it is more likely that it would arm Hizbollah to the teeth and provide it with logistical support. The 2006 war did not establish any deterrence, on the contrary it emboldened Hizbollah, Israel destroyed civilian targets but in mano a mano combat, Hizbollah fighters stood their ground. War maybe on the horizon, but it can be avoided. Peace is the way.
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