November 15, 2012

Israel Attack Threatens Ties with Egypt

Eli Bardenstein, Al Monitor

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Israel’s hourglass for conducting an operation is running faster than it would like it to. The legitimacy of using force is very limited in time. Some people contend that during the first days of Operation Cast Lead, Israel enjoyed more legitimacy than it does today, because at that time, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was engaged in a diplomatic process with the Palestinians, whereas present Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not.

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TAGGED: Gaza Strip, Egypt, Israel


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