Bar-Ilan University researcher, Dr. Moshe Vered, believes that if war breaks out between Iran and Israel it likely would last for years, not weeks and he says that Iran would also target Jews around the world including El Al airplanes, synagogues, and Israeli operations abroad. The research paper by Dr. Vered points out that the Iranian Shiite Moslems believe that the very existence of Israel is an insult to Moslems and that there is an obligation by Moslems to sacrifice themselves for the sake of annihilating the Jewish state. Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News A research paper that gives a forecast for a long war between Iran and Israel is very sobering, but this paper may not have taken into consideration the prophetic scenario that can be found in the Bible for such a war. Dr. Moshe Vered's research paper is very sobering especially in light of the radical rhetoric coming from the president of Iran about his desires to see Israel wiped off the face of the earth. The paper speaks of an extended war between Iran and Israel if Israel should make a preemptive strike on Iran to destroy the development of nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction(WMD). Threats by Iranian President Ahmadinejad suggest that his country would unleash an attack on every target in Israel with its long range missiles and with the possibility that these missiles would have nuclear warheads aboard. In addition, Iran would call for Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah and Turkey to join the fight to destroy Israel. This scenario is found in Bible prophecy in Ezekiel 38 where verse 5 mentions Persia, which is modern day Iran, and also in Daniel 11:40-41, which includes Syria referred to as the King of the North. However, an extended war is not part of the prophetic scenario as revealed in these passages of Scripture. When you look at Ezekiel 38:18-39:6, you'll find that the prophet foretells of a total destruction of Israel's attacking enemies and this happens within weeks or months, not years. The research paper aside, Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.