"Israel did not have wars, just adventures"
By any standards, that's a pretty strong statement to make, and one I agree with wholeheartedly. What is surprising, though is that it came from Yossi Sarid, former member of Knesset from Meretz. Since retiring from politics last year, Sarid has been writing regularly in Ha'aretz. Most of his stuff is rather mundane and center-leftish, but this article is outstanding and very much worth reading.
Bereavement and failure - Haaretz - Israel News