Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Invasion a risk for Israel

Israel took a big risk invading Gaza in that it faces a possibility of a failure similar to the Lebanon invasion when it faced off with Hezbollah.

To be sure, Hamas has never appeared as well-trained or well-equipped as Hezbollah. The latter group, trained and armed by Iran, has been successful against the vaunted Israeli defense forces before. Expectations may be lower for Hamas and even if the group just remains standing and defiant in Gaza, it may be perceived as a defeat for the Israeli army.

ABC News

For Israel, Lessons From 2006, but Old Pitfalls
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By STEVEN ERLANGER JERUSALEM - This time, Israeli military commanders are leading from the front, not trying to direct the infantry from television screens.
Video: Israeli attack on Gaza school kills 30 RussiaToday
Obama Breaks Silence, Vows To Work for Peace in Gaza Washington Post

Times Online

Fears mount of Gaza conflict spill over in Europe
The Associated Press - 9 hours ago
PARIS (AP) — Government officials and Jewish leaders are concerned the conflict in Gaza may spill over into violence in Europe, with attacks reported ...
Anti-Semitic acts up in UK due to Gaza crisis Ha'aretz
Gaza killing sparks attacks on Jews across Europe Telegraph.co.uk
Gaza op prompts wave of anti-Semitism in Belgium Ynetnews

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