Lieberman & Gaza Cases : How far an Islamic government can go…



Israel must actively counter Islamic Turkish regime and expose its dangerous nature…


Turkey will be holding general elections in 2011 that would determine its future in a historical manner. Should Israel show restraint and pretend that all is well, the ruling Islamic party will only benefit from it, as it will be paying no price for its belligerence towards Israel. It will enlist the struggle against Israel for its own propaganda purposes – a well-known anti-Semitic trick – while avoiding any punishment. It will cooperate with the axis of evil – Iran. Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas– while remaining a member of NATO, which counts Iran and Syria as its enemies. Such duality must not persist.


There is no reason to fear when one is right, and we should first and foremost condemn Turkey vis-à-vis the new American Congress, in the hopes it would curb future arms deals and consider whether Turkey can even remain a member of NATO. We are dealing with an Islamic regime that decided to boost its position by slamming Israel, and a sovereign state cannot agree to this.


Israel can offer, for example…

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Operation Cast Lead highlighted clash between ‘Olmert doctrine’ and ‘Barak doctrine’ …


Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are engaged in an emotional dispute replete with smearing. Yet beyond the personal-emotional component of this dispute and the desire for revenge, this is a substantive, fundamental clash between two strategic perceptions in respect to Gaza: The maximalist “Olmert doctrine,” enthusiastically endorsed by then-Southern Command Chief Yoav Galant and several senior Southern Command officers, and the minimalist “Barak doctrine,” which Army Chief Ashkenazi and many General Staff officers were fully involved in shaping and executing.


The dispute between the two camps was managed behind the scenes, during IDF planning sessions and in security cabinet sessions before embarking on Operation Cast Lead. It continued in full force, emerging in an ugly and damaging manner in the midst of the operation and mostly in its final stages. This prompted an unjustified and dangerous delay in pulling IDF units out of Gaza after they already exhausted the targets defined for them. It also enabled Hamas to claim that…

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