Nazis Germany saw itself as a victim of the 1919 Versailes treaty, of the vengeful Allies, and of international Jewry. Bush and Blair saw themselves as victims of a diabolical WMD-wielding Saddam threatening America and Britain. The Tea Party seem themselves a victims of a lefty-liberal-pinko media and political elite etc. etc. I think Gideon Levy talks a lot of sense, but on this point I think he may be over-focusing on Israel.
U.S. to deliver 8 advanced F-16s to Egypt on July 30-31, U.S. embassy in Cairo says (Reuters)
from the article: Israel is proud to present: The aggressor-victim