Dear Jo: It was far more peaceful before Hezbollah committed an unprovoked act of war by crossing into Israeli territory and capturing and killing soldiers. Israel's neighboring states always publicly claim that the violence will stop when Israel stops attacking. But they never manage to explain why Israel is always on the defensive, responding to new attacks against it that break the lulls in violence.
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from the article: Cabinet to meet over expansion of ground operations