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The Army’s PR Hanukkah Miracle

20 9 7

Let there be no hope for slanderers. Israel, as became clear this week for the umpteenth time, has a wise, responsible political and military leadership. It recognizes the limits of power of a small country in the face of its many foes — such as the armies of Hamas and Hezbollah, with their advanced weapons, excellent human and technological intelligence and highly capable, highly motivated combat forces.

To wit, in order to reach the decision to destroy the tunnels built by Hezbollah reaching 40 meters into Israeli territory, it took half a dozen meetings of the security cabinet and there was a fierce dispute between the defense minister and the chief of staff. As we know, the chief of staff won, while the defense minister, who was concerned about the timing of this complex, dangerous operation, was forced to resign.

And of course there were those who reminded us that without the backing of a superpower, a vulnerable state like Israel can’t launch a large-scale military operation like destroying those 40 meters of tunnels, because of its impact on the region, and........

© Haaretz