Thursday, 7 August 2014

What reaction by Israel wouldn't be disproportionate?

'Israel is bigger than Gaza and the West Bank, but it is smaller than almost everywhere else. Less than a century old, it is a democracy surrounded by hostile nations and under permanent attack by terrorists who wish to see it wiped from the surface of the Earth. What is a "proportionate" response to a hydra-like enemy who sees the Final Solution as work in progress? All terrorism aimed at Israel is genocidal in spirit. What would a "proportionate" response to that ambition look like?'

More common sense from Matthew d'Ancona in the usually rather anti Israel London Evening Standard here

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