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For the Glory of the State of Israel

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“A cease-fire without a cessation of terror isn’t deterrence, it’s surrender,” Naftali Bennett said at a cabinet meeting on July 15, 2018 (and on dozens of other occasions). Now, on his third day as defense minister, he has fallen in line with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policy of restraint and declared that the recent operation in the Gaza Strip restored Israel’s deterrence and its freedom of action.

“Israel didn’t give Islamic Jihad anything,” a “high-ranking” government official was quoted as saying. It didn’t give anything? That’s the last thing one could say.

Contrary to all logic and combat doctrine, at the very moment when its forces were starting to be depleted, when its rocket arsenals began to empty, when its lines of communication were disrupted, when demoralization began to spread through its ranks — at precisely these critical moments for victory, Israel’s leaders, including Bennett, returned to the routine of previous rounds: halting the operation without conditioning it, as Bennett had demanded in the past, on the cessation of terror.

Now, just like Hamas in the........

© Haaretz