Feb. 23, 2018
- Hopeless in Gaza – Clifford D. May
In the New York Times this month, Jerusalem bureau chief David M. Halbfinger concludes that Hamas has “few options.” He adds: “The one it has resorted to three times – going to war with Israel in hopes of generating international sympathy and relief in the aftermath – suddenly seems least attractive.”
Did you get that? The New York Times sees nothing alarming, certainly nothing to criticize, about Palestinians contemplating “going to war” against Israelis to improve their economic situation. Would the newspaper take the same attitude toward any other peoples anywhere else in the world?
One option was not mentioned: that Hamas might contemplate giving up its goal of destroying Israel. That option also apparently did not occur to the “Gaza experts” to whom Mr. Halbfinger turned. The writer is president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. (Washington Times)