November 26, 2012

Israel Won the Battle, But the War Goes On

Barry Rubin, Jerusalem Post

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Naturally the question of who won any given war preoccupies people’s minds. And I’m amused by those who think that Hamas won the recent conflict.

Winning has to mean something real, not just bragging to reassure oneself.

Let’s begin by examining the causes and goals of each side.

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TAGGED: Israel, Egypt, Hamas

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