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After Pillar of Defense: Separating Appearance from Reality

Now that the dust has settled in Gaza following Israel’s Pillar of Defense operation, it is easy yet again to feel sorry for the Palestinians.

Louis Rene Beres

Louis Rene Beres

Significantly, all this has taken place after Israel very painfully disengaged from Gaza. The departure of all Israelis from Gaza had been based on the presumption that the Palestinians, finally, would cease their utterly senseless and self-destructive excursions into terror. Oddly enough, however, both Hamas and the PA still speak indignantly of “the Occupation.”

Where, in Gaza, is this “occupation”?

Any why, during Pillar of Defense, did Palestinian terrorists resurrect the hideous tactic of bus bombings, choosing to assault Israelis going to work and to school in Tel Aviv?

(Continued Next Week)

About the Author: Louis René Beres (Ph.D., Princeton, 1971) is professor of political science and international law at Purdue University and the author of many books and articles dealing with international relations and strategic studies.


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2 Responses to “After Pillar of Defense: Separating Appearance from Reality”

  1. The hypocrisy of the liberal media and international community is so vagrant that it's almost palatable. It's not the Arabs that need humanitarian international law, it's Israel. But, this miscarriage of justice isn't Israel's fault. The blame for this is the worlds rabid sickness that comes to the surface in the form of antisemitism. How is it that a tiny religion of just fourteen million people who have no interest in harming others and only ask the opportunity to live in peace can be the cause of every major negative event of the world answer it can't. But, hatred and bigotry does not have to have a prerequisite of logic.

  2. Louis, we both know that nothing will suffice these barbarians, until all Jews are six feet under. And anyone who believes that the international community, including Washington, will cease pressuring Jerusalem (to bend to Islamic dictates) also believes in the tooth fairy.

    The questions become: what to do from here on in, and are Israel's leaders up to the task?

    Dare I suggest, some of the answers are contained within – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/01/presenting-a-strategic-based-policy-interview-with-dr-martin-sherman-founder-of-the-israel-institute-for-strategic-studies-iiss-by-adina-kutnicki/.

    As to the second part of the question, the jury is out, but it's not looking good – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/23/spineless-leaders-always-revert-true-to-formthey-cave-and-israels-leaders-are-its-poster-boys-addendum-to-israels-ship-of-fools-led-by-delusional-leadership-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/.

    Therefore, this American Israeli is hoping for the following electoral result – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/17/israels-electoral-season-hotter-than-hot-yours-truly-reveals-her-pick-explains-her-reasoning-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel.

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