Tactically Superb...strategically pathetic - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • BDF
    • 31.07.10 | 02:05 (IDT)

    Good article. My own take on Israel's issues is that when you combine a (perhaps) still-genetically influential desert culture/mind set and add to that a long history of persecution and a modern situation of unending conflict and sense of threat (yes folks, Jews and Israelis do indeed feel threatened), what you get with this mix is a phenomenally successful tactical ability which looks mostly at day-to-day survival, with little or no emphasis (or ability) to look at things strategically and long-term. The Palestinians are likewise in a similar situation and so you have a situation akin to two mutually antagonistic siamese twins always trying to get the upper hand over the other. You can see what the results are.

    from the article: Where is the 'Jewish mind'?
    First published 03:02 30.07.10 | Last updated 03:02 30.07.10
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