Some 23 percent of Israelis would consider leaving the country if Iran obtains a nuclear weapon, according to a poll conducted on behalf of the Center for Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University.
This quote is the key:
“The findings are worrying because they reflect an exaggerated and unnecessary fear,” Prof. David Menashri, the head of the Center, said. “Iran’s leadership is religiously extremist but calculated and it understands an unconventional attack on Israel is an act of madness that will destroy Iran. Sadly, the survey shows the Iranian threat works well even without a bomb and thousands of Israelis [already] live in fear and contemplate leaving the country.”
The Israeli political elite know that Iran has no intention of attacking Israel (as do the Zionist Diaspora) but the Islamic Republic is merely the latest bogeyman in the Middle East.
Israel needs and craves an enemy; it’s good for business and sympathy.