Israeli over-aggressiveness is almost always counter-productive in the long run. Just as Cast Lead and the Freedom Flotilla have drastically weakened Israel's long-term position, so Lebanon 2's Lebanon-wide assault on the :Lebanese and their infrastructure has ultimately done what the Lebanese could not have done on their own. It has united a deeply fractured society in opposition to an external enemy - Israel. Amazing Israel didn't see this coming, bearing in mind that hostility to external enemies is one of the few things Israel's deeply fractured society has in common. Hard to know whether Israel would actually survive peace with it neighbours or whether it would go the way of Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s.
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from the article: Israel blames U.S., France for arming Lebanon