5 thoughts on “Moshe Yaalon: ‘Going to War Was Scandalous’ – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. I definitely agree with him that the last operation was scandalous. I wonder how the families of those 33 soldiers keep their mouths shut. No military goals were achieved in that operation. The land that was conquered was retreated from just a few days later, when the ceasefire began.
    I can also agree with the rest of the criticism, but you have to remember that it comes from an angry man. He was supposed to continue as the fhief of staff for another year, but the government decided to place Halutz instead of him, so I would take his criticism with caution.

  2. Isn’t this the same General who said the Palestinians were a “cancer” and opposed the Gaza withdrawal? That’s amazing to hear that he opposed the war in Lebanon.

  3. Yup, the very same. The guy’s a security hawk through & through. But as the full interview recounts, he comes from an old Mapai family & so there is some Labor blood running in his veins. I presume that’s the part of him that allows him to see the situation for what it is. But then there’s the harsh militarist part of him that seems at war with that pragmatic tendency. Who knows which will win out?

    It’s also possible that his recent stay at the WINEP DC think tank (even though it is Aipac-oriented) might’ve brought him into contact with people like Dennis Ross & Martin Indyk. Maybe they had a moderating influence on some of more hawkish tendencies.

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