Monday, January 05, 2009

Winning the war and losing the peace

The government is looking to end the war with a political agreement based on a new monitoring system for the prevention of smuggling along the Egypt-Gaza border. The system would rely on an existing security committee comprising representatives from Israel, Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and the United States.

Does anyone really believe that this will work? We see how well it worked in Lebanon with Unifil. Does anyone believe that Egypt has the political will to stop Hamas smuggling? The fact is that for the past 6 months they have done nothing to stop smuggling, why should things change?

When will the leadership here realize that Israel cannot rely on the UN or any other group for it's security?

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