I have tried several times. One need only compare the operations in Jenin early in the decade with Cast Lead to see a major shift in objective and tactics. "So reliant has Israel become on terrorism as the underpinning of its policies, it remains to be seen if its reflex dependency on Palestinian violence can be replaced by a world view appropriate to a Holy Land uncontaminated by terrorism." - Bradley Burston Without terrorism what justification do the policies of Likud, Kadima, Yisrael Beiteinu, and even Ehud Barak's Labor have? Israel has never known peace, and it has become as an institutionalized prisoner, incapable of living without war and terrorism. Israel does not like being imprisoned by terrorism and threats, but it is unwilling to attempt escape. More fearful of what freedom from fear might mean, than afraid of the threat it is accustomed to.
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from the article: The Gaza War 'victory' - Has Israel grown dependent on terror?