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    • Gunther Steinberg
    • 13.02.10 | 02:41 (IST)

    Too many of our pundits, who have never served in a war, back the aggressive stance and talk about Israel bombing Iranian nuclear sites. It is talk from a safe distance. Today, Israel is in a poor strategic position vs. Iran, the supplier of arms and money to Hamas and Hezbolla. Israel has potential antagonist on all sides and all directions. Hamas in the south, Hezbolla to the north, an aggrieved Palestinian population on the west bank and perhaps even Syria. No amount of threatened escalation or Mutually Assured Destruction will be sufficient if Israel starts a preemptive conflict with Iran. The world has looked at Israels defiance of the UN Resolutions, as it allows its "settlers" to take over West Bank land that is part of a future Palestinian State. Opposing the establishment of such a state seems to be policy as well,which will not lead to peace. Israel is a tremendously productive and inventive country with fabulous industrial know how. Too much is wasted on war.

    from the article: Is Israeli society strong enough to face the future?
    First published 22:39 11.02.10 | Last updated 10:39 12.02.10
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