Today’s Israeli military and political leaders are in many ways part of the withdrawal generation, learning the time’s tough lessons.
INITIALLY, THE Four Mothers focused their message on the importance of saving the lives of their soldier sons in Lebanon through withdrawal.
While then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak downplayed the connection between the two events, officials who were deeply involved in diplomatic events at the time do connect the dots.
“The War with No Name” is the first time in any format, written or visual, that anyone has tried to tell the entire story of the security zone from beginning to end.
Like the War of Attrition, the conflict in Lebanon settled in Israeli consciousness.
Twenty years after Israel’s retreat, the analogy to America’s Vietnamese trauma still stands – mostly for the worse, but also for the better
It’s been a decade of relative quiet along this explosive border with only isolated incidents, and many feel that Israel’s withdrawal from the security belt was the right decision.
"Imagine what they could be learning instead," read the COGAT tweet.
There was no prisoner exchange, Manelis said, explaining that it was an operational mission carried out by military intelligence.
What role do Lebanon and Israel play in the conflict?