Aluf Benn / In wake of UN Gaza probe, how can Israel go to war again? – Haaretz – Israel News

But the ultimate adjudicator on the report’s fate will be Barack Obama, who now has another whip with which to flay Benjamin Netanyahu – if you don’t freeze the settlements and agree to concessions, legal proceedings will commence against those responsible for Operation Cast Lead.

It’s doubtful that Obama wishes to make such a threat, which would set a precedent against other militaries fighting terror in civilian areas, as is the U.S. army in Iraq and Afghanistan.

the Goldstone report reinforces the most serious strategic threat Israel brought upon itself with the Gaza offensive, in that it saps international legitimacy for a similar operation in the future.

A country considering attacking the nuclear reactor in Iran, and then endangering itself to rocket fire from Lebanon and Gaza in response, will have to take into account whether the world will give Israel another opportunity for a severe, crushing response.

via Aluf Benn / In wake of UN Gaza probe, how can Israel go to war again? – Haaretz – Israel News.

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