For Israel, Not Winning is Losing

by Nave Dromi
The Jewish Press
July 29, 2020

„The late war hero and U.S. Senator John McCain once said: „When you’re not winning, you’re losing.“

Israel has won a lot of wars in its relatively brief history, but the last outright victory came almost half a century ago, in 1973 when it rebounded from early losses to defeat its Arab neighbors who, for the third time in 25 years, had tried to annihilate the Jewish State.

Arguably since that time, and especially in recent decades, Israel has shown little appetite for military battleground victories.

Thankfully, the recent conflagration on Israel’s northern border with the infiltration of Hezbollah fighters ended well for Israel because of the alertness and professionalism of the IDF soldiers who patrol the border. However, this brazen attack across our border, not far from our civilian communities, demonstrates that far from feeling defeated, many of Israel’s current enemies feel emboldened and undeterred.“ (…)