Israel must examine whether the use on the Hannibal Directive - involving massive use of force in an effort to rescue a captured soldier – poses intolerable threat to civilians population.
Israel can and should restore normal life in the Strip, not as an act of propaganda but for moral reasons.
Barring surprises like the discovery of new tunnels, the cabinet’s decision to stop the fighting is based on sound logic.
The Israeli army relies too much on air force, neglects ground forces, a failure most prominent in handling of Hamas' tunnels.
The condemnation of a professor who dared to link together all the war’s victims without distinction emanates extreme nationalism and insensitivity.
Benjamin Netanyahu must distinguish between concrete military objectives and the desire to settle scores with Hamas.
One can argue about the degree of sophistication the president has displayed during the current crisis, but there is no reason to doubt his friendship and desire to bring an end to this round of violence.
Netanyahu must speak out against the increasing number of violent assaults on Arabs and leftist who express opposition to the war.
To reach an effective cease-fire Israel will have to ease its blockade on Gaza.
Freedom of speech has been a notable victim, and fears about criticizing and protesting could spread.