Haaretz, Feb. 29, 2016
After the country’s leaders determined that Arabs love death I decided to check the facts. This is what I found. The vast majority of Arabs who died in battle with Israel fell in their own land, in Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, with Palestinians dying in all those countries. In contrast, 99% of Israeli casualties died in foreign lands, in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and in what remains of Palestine.
[...] I also discovered that real estate is dearer than life. This is what late Defense Minister Moshe Dayan meant when he said that it’s “better to have Sharm al-Sheikh without peace than peace without Sharm al-Sheikh.” [...] I feel very sad when I see emotional families at the army’s induction center, depositing their most precious possession in the army’s hands, from where they are sent to protect valuable real estate in the occupied territories.