Israel occupied Southern Lebanon for 18 years, it was Israel’s Vietnam… It is commonly regarded as a huge mistake, and it’s still a very raw scar. Nobody wants our soldiers back in Lebanon.
Capturing where a rocket landed in Stella Maris in Haifa [Uri Sabach / Flickr]
After talking about the Lebanese, Iranian, and U.S. pieces of an increasingly bloody puzzle last night, and with if no let-up in the fighting but perhaps a first glimmer of a possible cease-fire, we’re turning our attention southward, to Israel, tonight.
We’re asking: What are Israel’s goals at this point? Have they changed in the last week — and if so, have they widened… or narrowed? Is the continued bombing of Lebanon increasing or decreasing Israel’s options? How is Israel’s relationship with Hamas and the Palestinian Authority in the midst of this new (old) conflict? And what about Israeli citizens? Are they feeling more hawkish, more dove-ish, or just fatalistic?
Journalist and blogger
- Extra Credit Reading
Lisa Goldman, This Week in Israel: War?!, Global Voices, July 18, 2006
Lisa Goldman, We watch them and they watch us, On the Face, July 16, 2006
Allison Kaplan Sommer, I’m a Bad Daughter, An Unsealed Room, July 18, 2006
Faysal, Stay or Leave…?, The Thinking Lebanese, July 18, 2006
Etgar Keret, The Way We War, The New York Times, July 18, 2006
Yuval Azoulay, Amos Harel and Yoav Stern, One killed in Katyusha strike on house in Nahariya, Haaretz, July 18, 2006
Aluf Benn and Amos Harel, Olmert: Too soon to speak of int’l force in Lebanon, Haaretz, July 18, 2006