Whether history 'repeats itself' is a matter of ongoing debate, but Bradley, with whose article I concur, needs only to read the books of 1,2 Maccabees to understand this mentality. He should also ask Barak what does he mean by or refer to as "the historic land of Israel". The Maccabaeans and the Hasmonaeans and their nationallistic/theocratic political entity was always defind by what it was not- it was not a gentile entity. It was not 'the other'. That is why it never integrated, nor sought to integrate into the Ancient Near East- A nation that dwelleth alone. Quite simple and tragic.
from the article: Fear of peace will be the death of Israel