Monday, December 29, 2008

Israel's Response Disproportionate in Gaza

Editor & Publisher has posted a compilation of news analyses about Israel's response to the sporadic rockets coming from Gaza. The title, "Attack on Gaza -- Self Defence or Mass Murder?" suggests the thrust of some of the opinions.

Nearly all of the opinions cited are coming from newspapers within Israel and from Jewish writers outside Israel. Here's one of the most insightful quotes:

Daniel Levy, a political analyst in Israel who once served as an adviser to Ehud Barak, who is leading the military campaign against Hamas: "I don't see how this ends well, even if, in two weeks time, it looks like it ends well."

3 comments:

Chris Johnson said...

and yet I find it interesting that in Israel you find a more diverse conversation about how appropriate the attack on Gaza is, than you find in the United States.

Both political parties are lined up behind Israel and will defend Israel no matter how disproportionate their response. Not only that, but it seems that the consensus in Washington does not match the viewpoint of the American public. It is quite fascinating.

USpace said...

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The delusional insanity of the Left is frightening. They ignore all facts and logic. Hamas, a terrorist organization killing the so-called Palistinians' hope for peace', are evil garbage, they must be eliminated. They have sent thousands, yes thousands of missiles into Israel over the past couple of years and Israel had never exercised their right of self-defense, until recently, when Hamas broke the ceasefire and started firing rockets again.

Israel is FINALLY doing the right thing. If Hamas is destroyed, then, if the rest of the 'Palestinians' really want peace they can give up their dream of destroying Israel, if not, they will never have peace.

Israel must destroy as much of Hamas as possible before the MSM and the idiots and ignorants whine loud enough for them to stop. They must only quit when they are ready.

For EVERY missile shot into Israel at least ONE missile should be returned to the area as close as possible to the shooter. Tit for tat. Every single missile should be returned. Period. Treat them like adults, if they kill, they will be killed. If they send missiles, they will receive them. That is the only way they will learn. Screw public opinion, force them to see the truth, or let them be damned.
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ariel said...

I agree that Israel's response to the Hamas terrorism is disproportionate. After 8 years of rockets being fired into her civilian population she should have done something a long time ago. A proportionate response would have been to attack Hamas for 8 long years already and not wait in order to appease most of the western world.