He fought in the Israeli-Arab wars
of 1956, 1967 and 1973.
To call the last 40 years a "Pax Americana" would probably be overstating the case because, this being the Middle East we're talking about, there was an awful lot of violencefrom the Israeli-Arab wars
, to the Iran-Iraq war, to the American liberation of Kuwait and invasions of Iraq, to scores of bloody terror attacks stretching from the eastern Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf.
Rather than girding their loins for the fifth, sixth, seventh Israeli-Arab wars
. The Israelis might examine more carefully than they seem to have done so far the alternative of a peaceful accommodation with the Arabs." The US report also went into the Israel public's pessimistic attitude toward peace following the Yom Kippur War, "We have been struck by the growing pessimism in Israel and in American Jewish circles.
The main theme pursued by Iran and Hezbollah was that the drone's penetration of Israeli airspace proved how weak and defenseless Israel really is, brushing aside the evidence of a half-dozen Israeli-Arab wars
in which Arab aircraft did not get into Israel.
Palestinians fear such a move could impede the rights of Palestinian refugees, who fled or were forced out of their homes in Israeli-Arab wars
, to return to territory that is now Israel.
Some 4.7 million Palestinian refugees - who fled or were driven from their homes during the 1948 and 1967 Israeli-Arab wars
- and their descendants are scattered across the Middle East, in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, according to UN figures.
However, he explains that whereas world leaders previously shortened Israeli-Arab wars
, with Israel usually having the upper hand, the Jewish State presumably would not be in such an advantageous position against Iran.
Resorting to international legitimacy was the last Palestinian and Arab card in the face of Israel, after most of them abandoned the other cards and regarded the October 1973 events as being the last Israeli-Arab wars
, while those that Israel waged afterwards were in self-defense.
His study looks at the beginnings of World War I, Hitler's attack on Russia, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Balkan wars of the 1990s, four India-Pakistan conflicts from independence to 1998, Israeli-Arab wars
from 1948 onwards, Saddam Hussein's wars against Iran and Kuwait, and George W.
(55) Rasmieh Maslimani, a 70-year-old woman who lived through two prior Israeli-Arab wars
, said the Jenin attack was different: "There was never destruction like this destruction.
The whole edifice almost crumbled in the wake of the Israeli-Arab wars
of 1967 and 1973, but the basic deal was successfully renegotiated.
Some 4.7 million Palestinian refugees -- who fled or were driven from their homes during the 1948 and 1967 Israeli-Arab wars
-- and their descendants are scattered across the Middle East.