If Obama backs down on Hagel’s elevation to Defense Secretary, we have learned an important lesson.
That great truce with Hamas lasted for an entire month. And it only lasted that long because Hamas took some serious damage in this round of fighting. But the rockets are back. And a truce with a terrorist group that stops trying to kill you only when it needs time to rearm is a stupid and senseless thing.
“We are deeply disappointed that Israel insists on continuing this pattern of provocative action. These repeated announcements and plans of new construction run counter to the cause of peace,” US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters. “Israel’s leaders continually say that they support a path towards a two-state solution yet these actions only put that goal further at risk.