Varför förlorade Israel?

Ben Shapiro har skrivit den bästa analysen i ämnet än så länge:

There are many reasons Israel did not finish off Hezbollah. It underestimated Hezbollah’s capabilities. It overestimated its own capabilities. But most of all, Israel did what it has done in varying degrees since its inception: It mis-defined its enemy. Israel, afraid of defining its enemy in ideological terms, fell into the trap of defining it in military terms. Israel’s enemies, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert stated in a speech to the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) on July 16, 2006, were those who ”challenged [Israel’s] sovereignty,” those ”radical, terrorist and violent elements” interested in ”sabotaging the life of the entire region and placing its stability at risk.” Even though Israeli Muslims rallied throughout the war in support of Hezbollah, even though Israeli Arab parties openly opposed Israeli self-defense, even though Arab party members have visited with Hezbollah and announced their support for terrorism in the past, the Israeli government refuses to define its enemies in ideological terms.

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