Bradley Burston in Ha’aretz:
In going to war in Gaza in late 2008, Israeli military and political leaders hoped to teach Hamas a lesson. They succeeded. Hamas learned that the best way to fight Israel is to let Israel do what it has begun to do naturally: bluster, blunder, stonewall, and fume.
The whole essay is well worth reading. It’s about the ways in which Israel’s enemies have learned to use its own toxic politics to aid in the project of its destruction.
And yes, the only country in the Middle East where a journalist could publish an article such as this and not wind up in a dungeon is worth defending. The problem is that it needs defending not just from Hamas but from Bibi’s Clown Show.