It was 3 P.M. on August 19, 2014. General Spiegel was sitting in the office of Israel's Deputy Chief of Staff Gad Eisenkot when the phone rang. On the other line was General Mordechai speaking from Cairo. "We have overcome the difficulties. We can now sign the cease-fire agreement. The Egyptians did an excellent job." Optimism started to spread. It was hardly fifteen minutes later, when the phone rang...