Our governments have proven incapable of getting along. People don't always do much better, but there is a reason for that. Support for war is a product of propaganda. It's not hard to understand, or hard to beat, and without support, there can be no war. Prejudice is a key obstacle and indicator of a threat. It can not be confronted, but it can be easily undermined. Do your best to silence your own extremists, and represent Israel with a friendly face. Talk straight to the people. We are the ones with all the power. Learn from Bernays, and shape opinion first, but make war impossible to wage instead of supporting it. Open communications are the way forward.
from the article: Barak: Without Syria peace, we could be headed for all-out war