I do not believe that the modern state of Israel is the same as the OT Israel. However, even if I did believe that, one has to look at the consequences of an attack on Iran for all involved
First, Israel is inlikely to do this because the entire Arab world would turn on them and fight. So, their saber rattling is intended to persuade the US to launch an attack for them. Either way, the results would be catastrophic.
RonPaul could not have said that better.
Now the rest of us will get back to looking for the real solution.