The Gaza Front / Decision Made

If there is a solution to the Gaza problem, it is not going to come from hysteria and pressure, but through brainpower and deliberation. With respect to these, no one can compete with Ehud Barak and his cold, razor-sharp judgment.

Going into Gaza is not an action of the wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am sort. Anyone who believes - as the politicians' hysterical election-eve statements might imply - that going into Gaza for a limited operation is a trivial matter is deceiving himself. Especially in light of Hamas' long-range rockets, which are capable of reaching the outskirts of Be'er Sheva. However, there are many degrees on Israel's scale of responses, and the decision to act has been made.

The Hebrew word for lightning is Barak, and where there is lightning there will also be thunder.