In the past Israel has won its wars because it had an overwhelming advantage in the bigger strategic picture, mostly owing to the U.S. Israelis made the mistake of believing their victories were due to some innate superiority. "We invented computers. We won 90% of Nobel prizes" etc. Look at Entebbe, with all due respect to the PM. A group of highly trained well equipped Israelis overpower some Ugandan soldiers who averaged 2nd grade education and who had no training whatsoever. Israel now does not have the advantage. As things are, using war as the leading edge, the state of Israel will not exist in two years.
200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya's coast (AP)
from the article: LIVE BLOG: Day 3 of Israel-Gaza conflict 2012