The New York Times
reports on the cease-fire in Gaza. Read the article here
I'm cautiously optomistic, but, then, we've seen this movie before.
There's one passage I'd like to highlight for those who express so much outrage at the disproportionate response by Israel to the rocket attacks from Gaza:
In a speech broadcast Sunday night on Hamasís Al Aqsa television, the Hamas leader Ismail Haniya, who has been in hiding for the past three weeks, claimed victory against Israel. He pledged to provide compensation to families who suffered damage during the war.
On Monday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, called Khaled Meshal, Hamasís senior exiled leader, in Damascus to tell him that: "Today is the beginning of victory and perseverance will complete the links of victory,Ē the Iranian IRNA news agency reported.
I would ask critics of Israel: do you think that sworn enemies would hesitate to make good on their promise to destroy Israel? If you agree that there is a very real mortal danger, what exactly would you have Israel do?