"True, Golda correctly balked at ceding Sinai down to "the last grain of sand" Why did she balk at that? Wouldn't it have been preferable to withdrawing from the Sinai to the "last grain of sand" rather than having the Yom Kippur War? So in the end, the likes of Strenger are correct. During that same time, by the way, Jordan agreed to take back the areas captured from in during the Six Day War if it had included a withdrawl from East Jerusalem. Had that occurred, just think of the problems from which Israel would have been freed, even to this very day. "Clinton lost Russia to Putinism" If the Cold War was over, then what was there to "lose"? Russia is no longer a threat to Europe or the USA.
from the article: Israel's reality check on the 'New Middle East'