You wrote, "Israel disavowed terrorism only when it proved no longer useful or viable."
That is not true. The Zionists still use terrorism and they have killed more civilians and injured way more civilians than the Palestinian resistance. Please don't fall into the trap of spreading Zionist lies.
The willingness of Zionist to use terrorism:
“Neither Jewish morality nor Jewish tradition can be used to disallow terror as a means of war... We are very far from any moral hesitations when concerned with the national struggle. First and foremost, terror is for us a part of the political war appropriate for the circumstances of today...” - Yitzhak Shamir Israeli Prime Minister
And the fact is that Zionist terrorism continues TODAY by Israel:
Physicians for Human Rights USA which investigated the high number of Palestinian deaths and injuries in the first months of the Intifada, concluded that:"the pattern of injuries seen in many victims did not reflect IDF [ Israel Defense Forces] use of firearms in life-threatening situations but rather indicated targeting solely for the purpose of wounding or killing."
[Source: PHR USA, 22 November 2000]
This finding was based on "the totality of the evidence" the investigators collected about:
"the high number of gunshots to the head; the volume of serious, disabling thigh injuries; the inappropriate firing of rubber bullets and rubber-coated steel bullets at close range; and the high proportion of Palestinian injuries and deaths."
The findings of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch confirm this pattern. Israeli human rights group B'Tselem has documented and condemned the targeted use of violence against Palestinian civilians and has found evidence of systematic torture of thousands of Palestinian detainees, including children.
What has been confirmed by human rights groups has also been observed directly by journalists.
In October 2001, Harper's magazine published the "Gaza Diary" of journalist Chris Hedges. Hedges' entry for June 17, 2001 provides even more shocking evidence of the wanton and deliberate killing of Palestinian children by Israeli soldiers at Gaza's Khan Yunis refugee camp.
http://representativepress.blogspot.com/2004/04/good-on-you-for-pointing-this-out-pej.html The above proves Israeli terrorism continues today, witnessed by journalists and confirmed by doctors.
Here is "the characterization of General Gur’s remarks by Israel’s most distinguished, and quite hawkish military correspondent Ze’ev Schiff, keeping to Lebanon (though the atrocities Gur cites go far beyond)":
“In South Lebanon we struck the civilian population consciously, because they deserved it…the importance of Gur’s remarks is the admission that the Israeli Army has always struck civilian populations, purposely and consciously…the Army, he said, has never distinguished civilian [from military] targets...[but] purposely attacked civilian targets even when Israeli settlements had not been struck.” Ha'aretz, May 15, 1978 see Chomsky's Fateful Triangle, p. 181 http://blog.zmag.org/index.php/weblog/entry/refuting_horowitz_and_collier/
Also someone made the claim that "the Palestinians always rejected peace", that is a lie. Palestinians have accepted peace plans and offered plans several times. In mainstream media this fact is suppressed. The popular version of history omits the fact that Arafat had been agreeing to peace, Israel and the US refused. The Security Council resolution of January 1976, calling for a settlement in terms of UN 242, was backed by virtually the entire world, including the leading Arab states, the PLO, Europe, the Soviet bloc, the non-aligned countries -- in fact, everyone who mattered. It was opposed by Israel and vetoed by the US, thereby removing it from history. The US veto, repeated later, excluded the Security Council from the diplomacy. The General Assembly continued to pass near-unanimous resolutions in similar terms (the US and Israel opposed); a negative US vote amounts to a veto. The US also blocked initiatives from Europe, the Arab states, the PLO and others. Subsequent and similar initiatives from the Arab states, the PLO, and Western Europe were blocked by the US, continuing to the present. That includes the 1981 Fahd plan. That record too has been effectively vetoed from history, for the usual reasons. http://www.sunship.com/mideast/info/draftres.html#11940 http://www.alternet.org/middleeast/12956/
Basic facts are being suppressed. The suppression of the fact that Sadat offered peace in 1971 is another example. "in its two-page obituary after Sadat's assassination, The Times not only suppresses the actual fats but explicitly denies them, sating that until his 1977 trip to Jerusalem Sadat was unwilling "to accept Israel's existence as a sovereign state." Newsweek refused even to print a letter correcting outright falsehoods on this matter by their columnist George Will, though the research department privately conceded the facts. (Chomsky spoke by telephone with the research department and admitted Chomsky correctly pointed out the facts, which were reported back in 1971 even in Newsweek. But the game is to suppress them now so they did) The practice is standard." See page 31 of "Pirates and Emperors, Old and New : International Terrorism in the Real World"
The outright fraud continues and people unwilling to deal with it continue to suppress it.