Can Israel afford to lose in Gaza like it lost in Lebanon? During Lebanon2 you could argue that Israel at least militarily had the upperhand against Hezbollah. Yet Israel lost the war of hearts and minds. In fact the perception is Israel lost the war. If the Palestinians give a good enough account of themselves like they did in Jenin. Can Israel project itself enough on 24 hour news programmes to show that their military goals have been achieved (which the Mark and Miri show did not during Lebanon2). A very dangerous game, which will probably backfire on Israel. and speed up the creation of the Palestinian state. But it should make good telly.
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from the article: A Vietnam called Gaza