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perceived weakness of Israel began in 1990

Reader comment on item: Israel's Unnecessary War in Lebanon

Submitted by Stephen Karass (United States), Jul 18, 2006 at 21:14

The Shamir government in 1990 initiated the beginning of the so called appeasement leading to Israel's perceived vulnerability by its non-response to Iraqi pounding of Tel-Aviv with scud missiles. This was the incipient decision leading to Israel's current victimization.

Although Israel was highly influneced by America's policies to inflict maximum damage on Iraq and keep Israel out of its all-American battle, Shamir's cabinet decision clearly altered Arab perceptions of Israel's invulnerability. Oslo was just a couple of years down the road as you suggested.


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