Friday, January 16, 2009

Gaza Update

From a Shalem Center E-news letter, January 15, 2009 19 Tevet, 5769 [the embedded links to articles by Shalem scholars are an invaluable resource for serious observers of the the Gaza operation - SL]:

...Shalem Fellows including Natan Sharansky, Michael Oren, Yossi Klein Halevi, Martin Kramer and Daniel Gordis have together contributed to more than 100 major television, radio, print and online media outlets including CNN, Fox News Channel, the BBC, NPR, the Wall Street Journal,the New York Times, the Globe and Mail and CBC.

Highlights include:

Save Gaza by destroying the heart of terrorby Natan Sharansky[Bloomberg]Seattle Public Intelligencer, January 14, 2009

How to prevent Hamas from claiming victoryby Martin Kramer The History News Network, January 14, 2009

Taking Risks After the Gaza Warby Daniel GordisThe New York Times, January 12, 2009

We Jews Love Life: A Tribute to Dvir Emanuelofby Daniel Polisar Powerline blog, January 12, 2009

CBC Radio: The Sunday Edition with Michael EnrightInterview with Yossi Klein Halevi, January 11, 2009

More Grave than Gaza by Yossi Klein Halevi, January 10, 2009

...On Tuesday January 6, 2009, Martin Kramer addressed a conference call for friends and supporters. Click here to listen. “After the military campaign is over,” he has since written, “Israel's control of Gaza's economy will be its principal lever for translating its military achievements into political gains—above all, the continued degradation of Hamas control. Gaza will be desperate for all material things. Whoever controls their distribution will effectively control many aspects of daily life in Gaza.” He continues, “Ultimately, Operation Cast Lead will be judged not only by whether it produces an end to rocket fire—which it will—but whether it sets the stage for a shift of power within Gaza, away from Hamas "resistance"—a deceptive misnomer for Palestinian jihadism. This long-term goal should not be sacrificed to achieve short-term objectives.”

For more, go to Shalem's Gaza Briefings page.

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