I infer from the article that the concepts "calm,", "war," and "hostility" mean vastly different things to Israelis and Arabs than to the rest of the world. If there has never even been a peace treaty, however "cold," how can we presume peace? Does peace only mean the absence of active warfare? To wage a shooting "war" is a tactical and strategic choice taken when talking and pushing fail to achieve one's goals. Waging "war" on another state includes blockade, boycott, occupation, non-recognition, denial of right to exist, and support of hostile proxies. Aren't these things the usual standards everyday? When has there ever been peace there? Because Israel lacks the necessary military/political scenario or backing to destroy Syria, and Syria the military capability to defeat Israel, there is no shooting, that's all. Tourism, pretty hotels and "talking" with the US are also part of Israel's bag. Does that mean it will not wage "war" when it feels obligated and spy on the US?
Turkey's Erdogan: We wish Russian plane downing had not happened (AP)
from the article: Tension with Syria can turn into war in an instant
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