The bigget mistake the Israelis made was giving up the Sinai to Egypt. Here was land largely unoccupied, though lacking in water, it has oil. With solar power, water could be pumped in. Sinai could have been the pressure release valve for Israel. Now, the terrorists smuggle arms through the Sinai into Gaza.
Suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near Ramadi (AP)
from the article: What was forgotten that morning