In his introduction to this RT video Richard Edmondson says,
‘…Martin Van Creveld, the Israeli guest who angrily gets up and stalks out at about eight and a half minutes into the program, made the following comment in 2003: “Most European capitals are targets for our air force … we have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.”
Van Creveld was basically articulating a doctrine known as the “Samson option,” discussed at length in a 1991 book by journalist Seymour Hersh. It is a strategy or doctrine whose name is taken from the biblical character and which would entail a massive nuclear attack by Israel against “enemy” nations should it ever perceive its existence as a Jewish state threatened.
Van Creveld is a professor of military theory at Israel’s Hebrew University.’
I will only add that Van Creveld’s ‘debating’ style and his purported arguments highlight the only truth he uttered before he ran away from the debate: ‘This is a waste of time.’
Dialog with Israel, endless negotiations, are all a waste if time. Reason and appeals to their humanity will not make the Israelis see themselves as the world does and change their behavior.