PMO: Netanyahu Wants to Prepare International Public Opinion for Gaza Operation

Netanyahu has sustained harsh criticism due to continued rocket fire at Israel's south, but he understands he doesn’t have the international legitimacy to carry out an operation against Hamas at the moment.

Likud ministers have been competing since Sunday morning over who will threaten Hamas with harsher words, but it does not seem as though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is jumping at the chance to launch an operation in Gaza. A source in the Prime Minister's Office said Sunday in a press briefing that Netanyahu is conducting hasbara - efforts to explain and justify Israel's policies to the rest of the world –...