The Limits of Brute Force - Learning From Ariel Sharon for Today's Israel

Do Netanyahu and Lieberman, post-Gaza, now understand the limits of their doctrine of force and belligerent speech, as did Ariel Sharon following the second intifada? If so, perhaps there is still hope for a diplomatic solution to the Iran crisis.

On September 28, 2000, Ariel Sharon toured the Temple Mount, ignited the second intifada and assured the Israeli public that he would subdue the Palestinian...