Sunday, December 28, 2008

Israeli strikes on Gaza have as much to do with domestic policy as military deterrence

Last week, days after the ceasefire officially ended, 80 rockets were launched against Israel in just one day. . . . no Israeli was killed or injured . . .

Yesterday's strikes will have had as much to do with Israeli domestic policy as military deterrence. The country goes to the polls on February 10. Tzipi Livni, the foreign minister and the Kadima party candidate for prime minister, increasingly faced accusations of being soft on defence.

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