Forty Years on and We Still Haven't Learned the True Lesson

Israel is convinced that it will live by the sword forever and that therefore there is no point in making efforts for peace. That is the greatest sin.

Forty years ago tomorrow, the surprise landed. All the handwriting was on the wall – and Israel was surprised. It was struck not only with shock, but with terrible bloodshed – more than 2,500 young people killed in battle, thousands injured, hundreds captured and tens of thousands traumatized in the fighting. They all paid the price of a thick-skinned leadership, an arrogant...