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Human Beings Are Able to Talk, Not Only to Carry a Club

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One of the myths being disseminated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s PR people – with unparalleled PR – is that he is a cautious leader, who avoids wars. Excuse me, but that’s bullshit. Netanyahu has engaged during all his lengthy terms in small-scale warfare, with a tactic called “mowing the lawn.” It’s not hard to explain. The basic assumption is that there’s no point in talking to the Palestinians. Because of that, there will be violent outbreaks on their part, and that’s why Israel will “mow the lawn” with even greater violence.

In other words, Netanyahu’s “tactic” is perpetual war. And since war doesn’t solve a thing, because the objective of war is a diplomatic breakthrough, and because Netanyahu’s goal is perpetual enslavement of the Palestinians, that means repeated rounds of violence.

Believers in Netanyahu’s myth dismiss Operation Protective Edge, the 2014 Gaza war, as........

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