Israel – Gaza

The Case for Supporting Netanyahu

In this morning’s online New York Times, Bret Stephens argues that Israel is pursuing the right policy in attempting to totally destroy Hamas (largely) regardless of the humanitarian consequences. He supplies arguments contrary to his views and knocks them down. I think his analogies to resisting Hitler are faulty. I sense that a more imaginative and humane strategy can be devised that would better serve Israel’s long-term interests. I don’t have the expertise to construct a specific plan, but Israel’s present policy and U.S support of it feels to me to be misconceived and profoundly wrong.