Winners and losers in Gaza: On victory and false victory

Baroud, Ramzy
September 2014
Arab American News;9/6/2014, Vol. 30 Issue 1491, p09
The author explores his views on the outcome of Israel's 51-day war in Gaza in 2014 which is dubbed as Operation Protective Edge. Topics discussed include the inapplicability of the conventional analyses of victory and defeat after the war, the ceasefire declaration on August 26, 2014, and why the war has enabled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to unite Israel around one goal which is security. Also mentioned is Israel's history of claiming victory despite suffering defeat.


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