A Smart Way for Israel to Wage the War with Hamas

To my surprise, I found myself in agreement with the plan of a former Israeli prime minister, as related to Bret Stephens and set forth in his New York Times column today. I won’t try to summarize it here — it’s worth reading. I’ll just say that it involves Israel establishing a security strip on the Hamas side of the border and severing northern Gaza from southern Gaza. It’s sensitive to humanitarian concerns for Gazan civilians, and there’s no way Hamas could claim that it’s aggression paid off.