"Israel's army chief told a US Congress delegation in late 2009 he was preparing for a large war in the Middle East, probably against Hamas or Hezbollahand international war criminal Gabi Ashkenazi makes with more Jewish jokes (note the error - the attack on innocent civilians in Gaza had nothing to do with the rockets, which were not fired by Hamas and had stopped well before the Jewish slaughter began):
'I am preparing the Israeli army for a large scale war, since it is easier to scale down to a smaller operation than to do the opposite,' Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi was quoted as saying in a cable from the US embassy in Tel Aviv.
The document, dated November 15, 2009, was quoted Sunday in Norwegian by Oslo-based daily Aftenposten, which said it had obtained WikiLeaks' entire cache of 251,187 leaked US embassy cables."
"The Gaza war - a response to hundreds of rockets fired into the Jewish State - killed some 1,400 mainly civilian Palestinians and 13 Israelis, 10 of them soldiers. It ended on January 18, 2009.
Israel had been harshly criticised for putting civilians at risk during fighting in the densely populated Gaza Strip.
However, in the cable leaked Sunday Ashkenazi is quoted saying Israel next time will not accept 'any restrictions on warfare in populated areas,' and insisted the army had never intentionally attacked civilian targets."