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Aluf Benn  // Posts tagged as "Aluf Benn"

08 Nov Posted by | 1 comment

Regional Relations Matter

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Almost immediately following the release of Gilad Shalit rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza resumed. Over the last couple of weeks, it has begun to feel like a major scuffle between Israel, Hamas, and the Islamic Jihad is on the horizon. Sunday night at the Jewish General Assembly in Denver, Colorado, I had the opportunity to briefly discuss with Haaretz editor-in-chief, Aluf Benn, his thoughts on a possible Israeli invasion of Gaza. Like all Israeli reporters, he feels that anything can happen at anytime. I also asked him to what extent regional influences currently play a part in Israel’s decision-making process in engaging Hamas and its break-off cronies in a full on conflict. To my surprise, he said that it did not. To paraphrase, he stated that Israel does what it wants, and its behavior and relationship with Hamas is...