Golda Versus Bibi

Despite her blunders in the Yom Kippur War, Golda Meir didn't have Netanyahu's arrogance. His enthusiasm for an operation against Iran may lose him his Washington flank.

On the eve of the Six-Day War, which was won thanks to the might of the Israel Defense Forces and the restraint of the superpowers, Israel had attained a balance between civil development and military insurance. The Bar-Lev Line, after the war, was the clearest manifestation of departure from that balance.