Yet another myopic leader. Perhaps he grew up in the posh luxury of Herzliya or central Israel without any exposure to Arab mentality. Maybe he has fought them in wars, but he doesn't understand their motivations. Ironically, Israeli leadership display an ignorance of Arab culture. The arrogance of Ehud Barak in unilaterally abandoning the northern post and leaving Israel without a buffer just demonstrates that Israeli leadership need a reality check. Just as they believed the Palestinian Authority would embrace Israel and promote peace, it is remarkable that they have misjudged their enemy every step of the way since. While the neighboring Arabs preached war, the Israeli government has continued to explain how this is not what they really mean or feel. This myopia and disconnection with reality will endanger Israel's very existence. Until a sage individual who understands Islam (like Ehud Ya'ari) stands behind Israel's defense strategy, Israel is in grave danger.
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from the article: We need a Nasrallah