As in the massacre of Lebanon, this has not only secured even more support for Hamas among the desperate Gazan population which elected them in the first place, but has also brought nuclear war in the middle east another step closer. The idea being to provoke WMD development in Iran, and a 'justified' pre-emptive strike with US backing.
Again, it remains to be seen whether the new US regime is merely another liberal paper tiger, or whether it can take a hard line with Israel in the name of humanity and justice.
Luckily, Zionism is not Judaism, and even luckier, most Jews are not Zionists.
The failure of Zionism to acknowledge the right of the Palestinians to a homeland exposes their hypocrisy, and their actions exposes them as nothing better than murderers. If they are ever to gain any moral credibility over their fanatical Islamic counterparts, they will have to act less like the Nazis who created them. They have to stop being terrorists, and start acting like a civilised state. If Britain had reacted against the IRA attacks of the 1970's with a tenth of the obscene, insane, brutal vengeance of Israel, we would still be counting the dead every month.
As MJ Rosenberg, Director of Israel Policy Forum's Washington Policy Centre says:
'But one thing is certain--this war is unlikely to bring peace any closer. In fact, I believe that the pictures Arabs and Muslims worldwide are seeing of the attacks on Gaza may push that day so far into the future that none of us will see it.'Meanwhile, Israel's role in the emergence of Hamas is conveniently forgotten.
"Israel and Hamas may currently be locked in deadly combat, but, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials, beginning in the late 1970s, Tel Aviv gave direct and indirect financial aid to Hamas over a period of years. Israel 'aided Hamas directly – the Israelis wanted to use it as a counterbalance to the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization),' said Tony Cordesman, Middle East analyst for the Center for Strategic [and International] Studies. Israel's support for Hamas 'was a direct attempt to divide and dilute support for a strong, secular PLO by using a competing religious alternative,' said a former senior CIA official."