A lot of effort and pride go into anticipating and preparing for a fight, but very little go into avoiding it. A competent person can avoid a visible fight. Israel's situation is very clear. The reason there are people looking to fight Israel is known. They have leaders that have expressed far more willingness to negotiate than Israel has. The international community is rapidly shifting to the side against Israel, in part because that's where the world's strategic interests lie. The strategic interests of every single major bloc that is developing. So then "Israel Navy commander sees prominent role for fleet in future land battles". That's wonderful. Give him a medal. He is a loyal soldier who follows orders with no extra thinking.
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