Category: Palestinians

With one hand tied behind our back

Aug 1, 2014

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In waging war on Hamas, Israel is badly handcuffed and handicapped: fighting with one hand tied behind its back and with ideological blinders on.

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Restoring military supremacy

Jul 27, 2014

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Victory over Hamas is critical for Israel in grand strategic perspective. Israel mustn’t allow Kerry’s shortsightedness to throw it off track.

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Of friends and foes

Jul 24, 2014

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In wartime, Israel has (re)discovered both friend and foe, and those who skulk in a morally-dubious middle ground.

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Mowing the grass in Gaza, and beyond

Jul 18, 2014

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While warring with Hamas, Netanyahu has updated the country’s strategic policies: Israel will ensure the non-militarization of Palestinian areas with its own forces, permanently. Full-fledged Palestinian statehood is off the boards. Get used to it.

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A Gaza Ceasefire Now Would Be a Strategic Miss

Jul 15, 2014

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Should the Egyptian-proposed ceasefire hold, Israelis will breathe a sigh of relief and then have to prepare for the next round of fighting. Israel didn’t effect a significant change in the security balance versus Hamas in the Gaza Strip. A draw with Hamas is strategically unsatisfactory.

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Apologies overdue and overdone

Jul 11, 2014

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Labor Party leaders owe Prime Minister Netanyahu Brobdingnagian measures of remorse for mocking Likud’s warnings twenty years ago that the Oslo accords would lead to rockets from Gaza.

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No moral symmetry

Jul 7, 2014

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You judge a society not the by crimes of a few, but on the basis of the way that society deals with its criminals and who it celebrates as its heroes. In such a tally, there is no moral symmetry whatsoever between Israeli and Palestinian societies.

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Five minutes

Jul 4, 2014

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Global double standards, callousness and hypocrisy regarding Israel were on full display this week. It took less than five minutes to issue fierce condemnations following the unsolved murder in Jerusalem, but few found five minutes time to truly relate to the political and moral implications of the terrorist murder of the three Israeli youth.

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Kerry’s “framework” declaration is a bad idea

Mar 20, 2014

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“Framework” and “shelf” agreements have proven to be a disincentive to Palestinian political maturation and moderation.

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Casual lies

Feb 13, 2014

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European Parliament President Martin Schulz gave us a classic example of the bias in EU behavior regarding Israel: Lapping up unsubstantiated Palestinian accusations against Israel and churning them out without judicious review or reflection.

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