Israel's biggest failure - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '16'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '74'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • michael cohen
    • 05.04.11 | 07:01 (IDT)

    The failure of successive Israeli governments to prevent the accumulation of tens of thousands of rockets by the Hamas and Hizbollah - by ANY means - is their collective biggest strategic failure, and the citizens' biggest potential tragedy. Israel's entire civilian population is now uniquely exposed to mass death and chaos by rocket fire - the only civilian population in the world to be exposed by their government to such a situation. Prevention would have been MUCH better than any "cure" - no matter how many Arabs (also masses of civilians) that we have to kill to stop the rocket fire.

    from the article: 'Hamas weapons capability increased four-fold over last five years'
    First published 02:52 05.04.11 | Last updated 02:52 05.04.11
Haaretz Headlines
Israeli security forces reach for an ultra-Orthodox Jew attacking people with a knife
At least 6 stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

Suspect was convicted of attempted murder after stabbing three during 2005 Gay Pride Parade; he was recently released from prison.

20:44 30.07.15 | 16 comments
Netanyahu
Netanyahu: U.S. public opposition to Iran deal growing

Netanyahu is encouraged by the fact that some of his critics are starting to cast doubt on the deal, and even to echo his arguments against it.

17:39 30.07.15 | 7 comments
A settler confronts a Border Policeman during the demolition of the Dreinoff buildings in Beit El,

Israel will never be able to withdraw from West Bank

In 2005, the state managed to evacuate 9,000 settlers from Gaza. In 2015, it struggled to demolish two empty settlement buildings in Beit El.

Woody Allen and Emma Stone

'Life is meaningless, but movies keep me distracted'

In an interview with Haaretz's film critic about his new movie, "Irrational Man," Woody Allen insists that he has always been pessimistic - but admits that he's also lucky.