End the War While You're Ahead

Israel has achieved its major operational goals and should end Operation Pillar of Defense to secure its victory, even if it means political compromise with Hamas.

The first day of Operation Pillar of Defense was quite successful. The Hamas military chief was assassinated and Hamas' long-range rocket capability was impaired, sending the radical Palestinian group into shock. The second day went pretty well too: Iron Dome proved its worth, Israeli civilians proved their steadfastness and Israel showed that it still enjoys a fair amount of international legitimacy and...