You kick a dog enough they bite back.
You like to invoke 40+ year old events all the time to make your points, CointelPro. So mull this for a minute:
- The state of Israel didn't even exist in December 1947 when various Arab groups began attacking Jewish targets in what would become Israel, initiating civil war in Palestine.
- Israel existed for ONE DAY before the Arab League - Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq representing (with Jordan violating their word to Israel that they wouldn't join in, and Saudi Arabia joining in later) - sent troops in to seize territory and attack Jewish settlements. Ten months of war followed.
- In the aftermath, among other things, Egypt called for Israel's destruction and tried to block their access to the Red Sea, and a coalition of Arab states tried to divert the headwaters of the Jordan River to deprive them of water.
- You can blame Israel for striking first in the Six-Day War in 1967, but you cannot discount what preceded it: mobilization of Egyptian troops along the border and the closing of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, as well as PLO attacks on Israeli targets.
- Palestinians violated the long-standing tradition of peace among Olympic competitors in 1972 to murder Israeli athletes with an international television audience.
- 1973: sneak-attack on Israel by Egypt and Syria on Yom Kippur - because nothing says "We are righteous!" like attacking people on their high holy day.
- 1976: Palestinian terrorists seize a flight, divert it to Entebbe, let everyone but the Israelis go, and threaten to kill the Israelis if their demands aren't met. The IDF settled their hash well enough.
And that's just the highlights from the first 30 years of Israel's life.
So, yeah. You kick a dog enough, they bite back. Very true. But the people of the region really only have themselves to blame for the way Israel bites. They sure didn't seem to have a problem when they were kicking it, did they?