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Netanyahu Has Failed Miserably in Keeping His Promise to Israelis

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The chronic confrontation between Israel and Hamas has flared up with great intensity. In contrast to the previous rounds of violence, when all the fatalities were suffered by Hamas, this time four Israelis have been killed. The Palestinians have reported 23 deaths, and Israel’s inner cabinet has instructed the Israel Defense Forces to continue its attacks. Despite all this, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not seen fit to address the public. What would he say? In the absence of strategic goals and purposeful policy, numbers become policy, and the yardstick by which the military and the government will be measured. How many rockets have been fired into Israel? How many airstrikes have Gazans faced? What is the ratio of Palestinian to Israeli deaths? How many people are in shelters, how many schools have been closed?

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These numbers are presumably meant to paint a picture of victory or of defeat, of........

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