The Critical Importance of Israeli Public Diplomacy in the War Against the Iran-Hizballah Axis of Terror
August 23, 2006 | Dr. Raanan Gissin
Instead of the war being about Israel's right of self-defense, Hizballah was able to turn it around so that the issue on the international agenda became Israel's destruction of Lebanon. Israel should have been seen as the victim. We were being attacked. We were the ones who fulfilled all of the requirements of the game. We were true to the international border, we restrained ourselves, we held back. Why should it be that once we start attacking, we immediately start to lose.