Z regrets that Israel didn't take the opportunity to "take out its enemies." That was possible but the cost would have been as followe: 1. Thousands of Palestinian civilians in Gaza killed. 2. High casualties among the IDF 3. Weakening of relations with the US 4. Initialting attacks by Hezbollah in the north and other radical groups 5. Exposing Israeli and possibly American citizens and installations in other countries to terrorist revenge attacks. All of these were avoided at the same time that the missile launchings were stopped and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, of all groups, was instrumential in getting it done.
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from the article: A triple-crown achievement for Obama’s Middle East policies