"Unfortunately, Israel's 62nd Independence Day finds it in a kind of diplomatic, security and moral limbo that is certainly no cause for celebration. It is isolated globally and embroiled in a conflict with the superpower whose friendship and support are vital to its very existence. It is devoid of any diplomatic plan aside from holding onto the territories and afraid of any movement. It wallows in a sense of existential threat that has only grown with time. It seizes on every instance of anti-Semitism, whether real or imagined, as a pretext for continued apathy and passivity. In many respects, it seems that Israel has lost the dynamism and hope of its early decades, and is once again mired in the ghetto mentality against which its founders rebelled."
It seems that the current military and diplomatic strategy, born in the fires of Neo-Conservatism, has not delivered anything except more perpetual war. The problem is that Israel will not will a demographic war with the Palestinians. Peace is their only hope, but it is held in check by extremists on both sides and a militarised state that can only envision war.