"Our task consists of preparing the Israeli army for the new war approaching in order to achieve our ultimate goal, the creation of an Israeli empire." ~ Moshe Dayan, 1952, Israeli Defense (War) Minister
After so many false starts where Israel has taken three steps forward only to take two steps back, they have now learned that only a really big war will be able to provide cover for their ultimate goal of creating a Greater Israel.
Rather than taking pieces of territory a small war at a time only to have to give it back due to international pressure, the Zionists of Israel are now hoping that a war against Iran, which Israel may instigate and the US and their Western allies will finish off, will provide an ideal opportunity for Israel to deal an almighty and fatal blow against both Hamas and Hezbollah which, while immense in terms of it being a blow the likes of which had not been seen before in Lebanon and the Gaza, will pale compared to the devastation a war against Iran will likely be as the US pummels Iran into regime change.
Meanwhile, in order to placate a world increasingly concerned about Israel’s expansionist activities into the West Bank, Netanyahu makes statements about wanting to negotiate statehood with the Palestinians knowing full well that the demands the Israelis make will never be accepted by the Palestinians.