Israel is surrounded by despotic nations controlled by dictators. Syria and Lebanon are rogue nations that are sponsored by terrorist. Israel cannot avoid war as Israel is constantly being attacked and terrorized. Israel must defend itself and despite Israel's best efforts to make peace it is clear that Israel's enemies only want more and more war.
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from the article: Israel's best intentions may not be enough to avert war in Lebanon