Is it really possible to beat Israel in a war?  Does anyone really think the world would allow Muslims to drive Jews into the sea at this point?  Wouldn't Israel go nuclear before it reach annihilation?
I will take the bait and answer these questions.
1. I personally don’t think it’s possible for any individual Arab country to beat Israel in a war. But I’m sure that there are a lot Muslims who think that an alliance of Muslim nations could beat Israel. They might count F-16s, for example, and note that Egypt and Turkey combined have more than Israel. And they may not buy into my assessment of the superiority of Jewish pilots. I think that there could be a lot of deaths and a lot of economic damage to Israel even if Israel “wins” the war.
2. Yes, I do think that the world would allow Muslims do drive Jews into the sea. The world allowed Hitler to kill millions of Jews. The U.S. only got involved in that war after Hitler’s ally, Japan, bombed Pearl Harbor.
No countries came to Israel’s aid in the 1973 Yom Kippur war. Even today, the United States has no mutual defense treaty with Israel, and there are no U.S. troops stationed in Israel the way we have troops stationed in South Korea, Japan, and various other countries around the world.
The U.S. and other Western countries might step in, but this is not a given, and even if it happens the military intervention might come too late. If Saddam Hussein had it in mind to kill all of the Kuwaitis instead of just occupy the country, we would have been there too late to stop him.
3. I have no idea what Israel intends to do with its nuclear weapons. I truly have no idea. It’s a mystery to me. Would they nuke enemy cities as punishment for waging a conventional war against Israel? Or would the guys with the power to launch the nukes think that it would be immoral to do that?
I think a more important question to ask is whether Islamic countries are afraid to go to war against Israel because of the nukes. One can’t help but note that there are a lot of Muslims who are willing to die if it means sticking it to the Jews. I don’t think that Mubarak, Gadaffi, or Assad would want to die in a nuclear retaliation, but I’m not so sure about the Muslim Brotherhood or the guys running Iran. I think they might see the possibility of nuclear retaliation as an acceptable risk, and the more religious among them might even welcome nuclear death because they would be martyrs who would be rewarded in the afterlife.
One should also ask how nuclear strikes by a defeated Israel against Islamic cities would impact us here in the United States, and if we think that would be really really bad, maybe we should try to prevent this war from happening.