Gaza war? Merely a blip on the Mideast radar
The Israel-Gaza war was a distraction from the real agenda on the region's mind: The deep fear generated by Islamic State expansion.
It may have less to do with anti-Semitism than we think.
For instance, many old-timers remember when Gaza was considered a friendly place: To this day, some remain in touch with Gaza residents formerly employed in their homes.
It's the same queasy feeling as I had after the last two wars in Gaza; so much death and destruction, so little progress toward a long-term solution that neither the leaders of Israel nor Gaza want.