a technical marvel but a diplomatic failure. israel's goal should always have been to arrive at a peaceful viable relationship with the palestinians. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • dover emmet
    • 31.08.11 | 21:54 (IDT)

    instead, endless stalling avoidance and settlement expansion have given rise to the rocket diplomacy whereby hamas can control the initiative and rate of aggression, and israel can only respond imperfectly at great cost. Bibi, Olmert, Sharon, Shamir, Rabin et al should have made negotiations and accommodation with the palestinians the highest goal of israel's security, not the latest fighter jet or nukes. historic blunder..

    from the article: Israel deploys third Iron Dome anti-rocket battery near Ashdod
    First published 18:41 31.08.11 | Last updated 18:41 31.08.11
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