There’s an interesting article over at the Israeli site +972 about how Benjamin Netanyahu tends to try to increase his domestic popularity when he’s in a jam by engaging in military action. The author makes clear that contrary to the popular mythology, oft repeated by U.S. leaders and the media, Israel has started many of its wars- not all, but many. Cast Lead was the result of an Israeli violation of a ceasefire with Hamas, which the U.S. and Israel then turned around and blamed on those violent, peace-hating Palestinians!
So, who is next? Iran? Hamas in Gaza? Hezbollah in Lebanon? We may find out come late August or early September.