Sharon Knew What He Was Doing - 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 = '0'; 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 = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Yoram
    • 18.09.05 | 13:51 (IDT)

    It is quite unsophisticated to assume that Sharon did not fully understand the implications of the disengagement from Gaza creating a "Hamas-stan". Rather, it seems that from the Israeli perspective, this was the best choice for the immediate future. Hamas in Gaza is strategically more managable and attackable than in Judea and Samaria. America will now see that the only thing Palestinians may accomplish is the creation of another terrorist state that can be used to threaten america's strategic and security interests. Hamas being occupied in attempting to control Gaza allows the PA the time and ability to get control over the other territories that the Palestinians are likely to receive. Most importantly Hamas in Gaza functions as a showplace for the international community as to the fact that the Palestinians will be incapable of civilized self-government for years to come, reducing the pressure on Israel to ceede more territory. Sharon has boxed the Palestinians into a corner and has fufilled the adage " be careful what you wish for" as it relates to the international community clamoring for a Palestinian state. Now it becomes their problem too.

    from the article: Of course, Egypt is to blame
    First published 00:00 18.09.05 | Last updated 00:00 18.09.05
Haaretz Headlines
A screenshot from journalist Julia Ioffe's Twitter, showing a anti-Semitic photo she received after

Journalist bombarded with anti-Semitic abuse after Melania Trump profile

Julia Ioffe says her coverage of Trump's wife was not 'heavily critical,' but Trump supporters found reason to harass her with hate speech bordering on threats.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn joins a doctors and teachers protest in centr

You can't tackle anti-Semitism if you don't understand it

The hard left fails to recognize that the old lie of Jewish omnipotence – now updated to vilify Zionism and Israel – is different from other forms of racism.

The Turkish national flag is seen as protesters shout slogans on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul.

What young Turks think about Israel

New study finds Turks' perception of Israel as a military ally is losing ground, and the ambition to become 'Western' has been replaced with the desire to form a bridge between two worlds.

The mother of murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khedeir

Why Palestinians celebrate their martyrs instead bewailing their deaths

Despite the singular features of Palestinian mourning, what ultimately stands out in Dr. Maram Masarwi’s new book is the human, universal similarity between Arab and Jewish loss.