Hit Gaza Strip hard, now
Self-declared leftist Yakir Elkariv says Israel must pound Gaza terrorists, without apologies.
Even if you turn Israel upside down and shake it up, you won’t find a worse leftist than me. If it depended on me, in the framework of an agreement with the Palestinians they would get a state with east Jerusalem as its capital, and a few more gestures ‘on the house.’ Peace is not a favor we’re doing someone, but rather, the most genuine guarantee for the continued existence of the Zionist enterprise, or what we refer to as ‘home.’
All of the above is true on normal days – when everyone makes an effort to behave like adults. Yet until this happens, we cannot allow the well-being and security of hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens – southern residents in this case – to hinge on the caprices of some member of some resistance committee that convenes at some cave or tunnel somewhere in Gaza.
In Israel the definitions of ‘left’ and ‘right’ hinge on a person’s view of what practical means will achieve peace. Religion doesn’t play a part in this.