WHILE it is patently clear that Israel wields the mightiest and most advanced military force in the region, on the other hand, it is painfully obvious that it hasn’t won a decisive victory, ever since its stunning win in the Six-Day War in June 1967. Indisputably, it was the “mother of all wars”; one which has been studied and examined by the U.S. Navy War College as an exemplary template, irrespective of force size. Its basis, Israeli Operational Art: The Six Day War, can be found here.
SIMPLY put, the Arab world (others alike) will not accept its massive defeat. And, even more so, its humiliation; that which an honor-shame culture is incapable of recovering from. So the very fact that tiny Israel (Jews, no less) was victorious over Egypt, Jordan, and Syria (and had the “audacity” to capture the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the so-called “West Bank”