Analysis Netanyahu, the Tragic Hero of This Gaza War

By going against his rightist political partners and accepting the Egyptian cease-fire proposal, the prime minister bade farewell to his image as a leader who handles terror with an iron fist.

Politically speaking, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the tragic hero of Operation Protective Edge. He is going completely against the desires of his right-wing supporters, the positions of most of the members of his party and everything he has written and preached for years. During the period of restraint before the operation and more so on Tuesday morning, when he accepted the...