War is death. Its bereavement. Its mothers lamenting their children. Its devastation. Its destruction. Its an ugly human phenomenon. War encompasses feelings of hate, revenge, nationalism. It brings out the worst in mankind. War is the opposite of the desire to live, to love, to raise children, to create.
Since Israel was founded weve lived this. It is already difficult to count all the wars, military interventions, and military operations of different sorts. For almost sixty years already we have been living by the sword. Even so, the Israeli public believes that our nation seeks peace, that our hand is always outstretched for peace, and that only our bloodthirsty enemies force wars on us. Theoretically, its true: there is not a single Israeli who wont swear that he seeks peace. In practice, our self examination reveals blood.