"We scorn any idea of agreements or cooperation. We disdain all solutions that are proposed. We show no respect for" treaties with Egypt, Jordan, or other peace initiatives. Earlier opportunities for peace with Syria were wasted.
"And we certainly (scorn) peace with the Palestinians." In January, another Israeli election approaches. Virtually no one mentions peace. Lieberman/Netanyahu comments make it little more than a four-letter word.
Actions, of course, speak louder than words. Ones mattering most suggest conflict. Much more than settlements is at stake. Compared to full-scale war on Syria and/or Iran, they're little more than a sideshow.
At the same time, they symbolize occupation harshness. With accompanying home demolitions, dispossessions, ethnic cleansing, and related policies, they represent an out-of-control rogue state.
Given what it's doing to Palestine, imagine how it might harm the whole region. Israel is nuclear armed and dangerous. It's not shy about flexing its might. Expect the worst. It's likely coming.
A Final Comment
Netanyahu wages war without declaring it. Bombing and shelling Gaza regularly proves it. So do targeted assassinations, cyber-security attacks, and other subversive acts.
Sudan accused Israel of blowing up a Khartoum arms factory. On October 24, Haaretz headlined "Sudan accuses Israel of role in arms factory blast," saying:
Four planes attacked the facility. A huge fire erupted. Israel accuses Sudan of smuggling weapons to Hamas. Corroborating evidence is absent.
Israeli officials refused comment on their possible role in the attack. Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman said:
"Four military planes attacked the Yarmouk plant....We believe that Israel is behind it. The planes appeared to approach the site from the east."
"Sudan reserves the right to strike back at Israel." Two civilians were killed. It was partially destroyed. Osman added:
"We are now certain that this flagrant attack was authorized by the same state of Israel. The main purpose is to frustrate our military capabilities and stop any development there and ultimately weaken our national sovereignty."
He said analysis of rocket debris and other material implicated Israel's involvement.
Prior to the attack, Khartoum communications were disconnected for about an hour. Local journalists confirmed it. City residents had no idea what was going on. Information finally came out and people knew.
Mossad-connected DEBKAfile (DF) claims the plant produced Iranian surface-to-surface Shehab missiles. It pointed fingers at Israel saying its "Air Force has a long record of preemptive attacks (on) an enemy's long-range missiles in the early stages of a conflict."