Netanyahu spokesperson’s stark warning: ‘We will finish the job’

NOV 20, 4:00 PM

SURPRISINGLY, SHE SAYS THERE IS NO DAYLIGHT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND BIDEN REGARDING THE DESTRUCTION OF HAMAS

December 1, 2023 | 3 Comments »

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  1. Please read the whole very good article from Michael Oren. I have cut and pasted a snippet only. It presents Israel’s choice and dilemma

    Israel’s choice: Body or soul
    Israel will almost certainly have to decide whether to destroy Hamas completely or save the remaining hostages

    Israel refused to choose either. Instead, we declared a twofold target of destroying Hamas and rescuing the hostages, as though they were not mutually exclusive. And yet, by sheer perseverance and the determination of our troops, we succeeded in pursuing both goals simultaneously. Downgraded and surrounded by the IDF, Hamas opted for a deal. In exchange for a 5-day ceasefire, it agreed to free 50 Israeli hostages.

    With that agreement now in effect, Israel has offered to extend it. For every ten hostages released, the IDF will hold its fire for one additional day. If accepted, this deal means that Israel will once again give precedence to saving Israelis over saving the state itself. The choice will once again be delayed.

    But for how long? Ultimately, Hamas will not release all the hostages, knowing full well what the IDF will do to it once the last of them is freed. In the end, Israel will almost certainly have to decide whether to destroy the terrorists completely or save the remaining hostages – to choose, once again, between our national body and soul.

    Yet a third option exists. There is still time to reframe the goal of the war from annihilating Hamas to securing Hamas’s unconditional surrender. There is still time to offer Hamas free passage from Gaza – recall the PLO’s evacuation from Beirut in 1982 – in return for the hostages’ release. The terrorists can sail off to Algeria, Libya, or Iran. Our captives will be united with their families.

    In the novel, Sophie has to make the most unthinkable of all choices, but Israel can be spared that fate. By maintaining the military pressure on Hamas and keeping the door open to further negotiations, we can defend our state and redeem its defenders. Our dual purpose, our body and soul, can be preserved.

    https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israels-choice-body-or-soul/

  2. I do not believe her on this issue. But as I see it, there is a big divide. Biden priortized the rescuing of hostages and the protection of the “civilians”. Israel priortizes the destruction of Hamas. Therein lies the daylight.

    Biden wants to make Israel responsible for the welfare of the civiians. That’s the responsibiloity of the international community.

    Biden is perhaps pressuring Israel in order to get Israel’s cmmitment for the day after.Biden is on record of wanting the PA to take over and Israel is adamantly against such an out come.

  3. If that is so, then why the public statements implying otherwise? Is that being said in order to placate the democrat party base? In any case, they won’t be placated and will continue to up the pressure on Biden. With the election coming next year, I don’t see how he can stand with Israel without the hamas’ wing of the democrat party sitting out election day and ending his chances for reelection. If what this spokesperson says is accurate, I’d be pleasantly surprised.

    SURPRISINGLY, SHE SAYS THERE IS NO DAYLIGHT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND BIDEN REGARDING THE DESTRUCTION OF HAMAS