history does not repeat itself - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • michael cohen
    • 01.11.12 | 10:59 (IST)

    With all their due reservations about 2012 being different from 1956, the authors base their entire article on the comparison. Citing un-identified "private conversations" they suggest that Ehud Barak, having learned "the lessons" of 1956, influenced the government to call off the strike on Iran. The only "history" that Nertanyahu "knows" anything about is the Holocaust, and as for Barak, Israeli generals are not known for learning the lessons of history.

    from the article: By avoiding a strike on Iran before U.S. election, Israel is learning from history
    First published 08:14 01.11.12 | Last updated 08:14 01.11.12
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