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    "But the delegitimization effort would continue even if Israel were to sign a comprehensive peace treaty with the PLO" - G. Grinstein "Where there is no vision, the people perish" - Prov. 29:18 Grinstein, the founding president of the Reut (vision) Institute which is supposed to develop strategic vision for Israel, shows little vision himself. His life is made easy by postulating that the real problem is good Public Relations. Sorry, but the evidence does not support such a silly conclusion. In recent years, Israel attacked Lebanon in response to the kidnapping of IDF soldiers by Hizballah. What was the goal: destroy as much Lebanese infrastructure until the soldiers are returned. This is a short term view by definition. The IDF did not even try to encircle the Hizballah fighters and destroy them. Same story with Gaza: Punishing bombing, but no direct confrontation with Hamas in order to avoid IDF casualties. Short term thinking by definion. Doctor Grinstein, heal thyself.

    from the article: Comment / Israel delegitimizers threaten its existence
    First published 22:51 14.01.10 | Last updated 05:17 15.01.10
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