Who's Right and Wrong in the Middle East?

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Author(s) Nicholas D. Kristof
Source The New York Times
Date July 19, 2014
URL http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-whos-right-and-wrong-in-the-middle-east.html
Quotes-start.png In fact, we’ve seen this movie before: Israel responded to aggression by invading Lebanon in 1982 and 2006, and Gaza in 2008; each time, hawks cheered. Yet each invasion in retrospect accomplished at best temporary military gains while killing large numbers of innocents; they didn’t solve any problems. Quotes-end.png

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This item takes a mixed stance on the position Israel was justified in its actions on the topic Operation Protective Edge.