November 22, 2012

Israel's Pillar of Defense Achieved Its Goals

Aluf Benn, Haaretz

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Netanyahu showed it was possible to bomb Gaza and kill Hamas' chief of staff without harming the peace with Cairo. In the new strategic environment generated by the "Arab Spring," this is no mean feat.

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TAGGED: Egypt, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine, Hamas, Iron Dome, Israel


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Israel's Just War
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