Hezbollah & Israel Square Off – Yated.com

Over the last three months or so, a spate of articles have appeared with happy titles like “Israel’s Next War with Hezbollah Will Be Worse Than the Last,” “The New Hezbollah: Israel’s Next War Will Be An Awful Mess,” “The Next Hezbollah-Israel Conflict,” and “Israel’s Coming War with Hezbollah.”

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All those articles, some from major foreign policy think tanks, seem to share the view of a leading Israeli military planner that the question is “not if, but when,” and that the confrontation will be, to paraphrase Hobbes, “nasty, brutish, [but not] short.” Michael Eisenstadt and Jeffrey White of the Washington Institute for Near Eastern Policy write in The American Interest that the next war will be “the most destructive Arab-Israeli war yet.” The American Enterprise Institute’s Thomas Donnelly recently predicted that the confrontation would be “a savage thing, that might escalate in unpredictable ways.” All agree that the next war will be far more brutal and leave greater devastation on both sides than the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

Hezbollah & Israel Square Off – Yated.com