How much of its significant conventional military strength does Israel have to lose in order for it to suffer negotiating from a position of weakness? None. Unfriendly rockets hitting Tel Aviv, even one, will do the trick. For time and limited weaponry can sometimes favour the committed underdog. Vietnam, Norther Ireland, Pre-1948 Palestine! Negotiating from strength is ideal but only if you are negotiating.
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