Analysis World Leaders Believe Netanyahu. For Now

The main reason Israel has received such broad support internationally for its Gaza operation is that unlike in the past, the world’s leaders believe the prime minister.

Despite the launch of the ground operation in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s credit internationally does not seem to have been harmed. Netanyahu’s conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama Friday, and the latter’s remarks in front of the camera immediately thereafter about Israel’s right to defend itself, made clear that in the mean time, the international community is not stopping the...