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Reader comment on item: Searching for Peace
in response to reader comment: Objective of Cessation of Hostilties When Peace Cannot be Achieved

Submitted by David (United States), Oct 20, 2022 at 20:22

I'm merely observing a strange, seeming incapacity by Dr. Pipes to criticize the current Israeli government for doing exactly the things that he would regularly, harshly berate a certain former PM for doing, only now they are doing it more by orders of magnitude and in response to direct threats from an enemy (Hezbollah). I've asked a question about what the esteemed author thinks of the decision to give Lebanon the entire Kana natural gas field in response to threats from Hassan Nasrallah. I recall that he favorably approved a motion by former PM Bennett around a year ago, to strengthen Israel's demands in the negotiations with Lebanon over the maritime border, in response to threats. He commented at the time, "amazing Israel." I heartily shared the same sentiment.
So, where is the comment now, on the impending surrender to the Lebanese terrorist group? And what of the opinion expressed by former Israeli Navy Chief Eliezer Marom, that this deal will "weaken" Hezbollah. The analysis strains credulity to me, but I notice a total lack of comment from Dr. Pipes.

It is interesting to observe the divergence between the rumored opinions of the Israeli defense establishment on the one hand, with a few notable exceptions, vs. the opinions of analysts of Arab culture such as Dr. Kedar. The opinion of Dr. Pipes would be most interesting, but I again, see a reticence to criticize Lapid for anything, from all I can observe so far. Ditto the Biden administration.


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