November 15, 2012

Netanyahu's Extremely Risky Gamble

Ulrike Putz, Der Spiegel

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping the offensive in the Gaza Strip wins his Likud party more votes in January's election. But the move is extremely risky. Skirmishes could escalate into a full-blown war that might weaken Hamas but shift Palestinian support behind even more radical groups.

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