In June 1967, with ex-Vice President Richard Nixon, this writer toured an Israeli military hospital full of wounded Egyptian soldiers.
An Israeli officer told us that in the hospital was an Egyptian officer he had captured in the 1956 Sinai campaign, and that he had asked the Egyptian: "We have fought three times now, and three times you have been defeated. Why do you keep fighting us?"
The Egyptian replied, "You may have defeated us three times, and you may defeat us 11 times. But the 12th time we win." http://news.yahoo.com/window-closing-israel-070000608.html