I understand your point Gerry, but I don't share your conviction: Quoting: ^àTOn^
The above is true, if:
1) you accept to live in a perpetual conflict, with on and off wars,
2) accept the murder of your people in these wars and run ups to these war,
3) accept to live in a shifting sand environment, where unintended consequences, new alliances, or just bad luck could endanger the survival of your people.
In that environment there is no conviction to solve a problem, this way or the other, and to go all along to solve this problem.
Rather there is a muddle through thinking, with a constant propaganda of declaring victory and interpreting reality in your favor.
Besides, I don't believe, that the "tradition" or "culture" of your enemies or a region, should influence the way you solve problems or to lead wars.
I rather believe, that if there is a problem and you can't live with it, it needs to be solved.
And if you can't solve it tomorrow early in the morning for once and for all, you need to have a plan to solve it deadline at the end of the week.
Today Morsi declared himself new Pharao of Egypt, with all powers to control as he, and his muslim brotherhood / salafist movement, decide.
Egypt is going to turn into a sharia led entity, controlled by religious leaders, which are bound for the destruction of Israel.
Morsi's muslim brotherhood / salafist movement = Hamas !
These two organisation are intertwined, one came out of the other.
This is one example of unintended consequences (I talked above) of your own action:
So we are all happy about this ceasefire and the stop of "killing of poor little Gaza babies".
Because the next time it is against a broader Hamas movement, reaching from Gaza city up to the pharao of the pyramids.
So Bibi, have fun with that, I will look forward to you declaring victory when Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are in ashes.