Opinion  Ron Ben-Yishai
Only time will tell
Ron Ben-Yishai
Published: 22.11.12, 12:22
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1. Nice, Must read article
David Ashtamkar ,   Dimona Israel   (11.22.12)
Every one must read this article to digest the Ceasefire.
2. money
chaim meiersdorf ,   jerusalem, israel   (11.22.12)
Great article. Where is hamas now going to get all the money it needs to rebuild gaza. The Iranians who have been behind much of the rockets don't have the money to dole out any more. So who will give it?
3. Prepare for the next round.
michael Pielet ,   israel   (11.22.12)
The Iranians will very quickly rebuild Gaza. Israel must increase its preparation in training and plans and use surprise for the next round with Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas. The war with Amalek will continue until the day Amalek is destroyed.
4. Once again, Israeli right proven 100% correct.
Chaim ,   Israel   (11.22.12)
Israel's Gaza problems are direct results of our lunatic retreat from Gaza. Just as our Lebanon problems are direct results of our retreat from our South Lebanon Security Zone. Israeli rightists strongly opposed both these retreats. Once again, the Israeli right has been proven 100% correct. The left continues it's perfect record of being infallibly wrong on every major issue.
5. To "2"
Hansje   (11.22.12)
Who will give money to them? Well, the norwegians, ze germans, belzium, frenchies, the paddy's, the sweets. They've all major islamic populations with mp's and mayors elected by them, dictating the allday life and minds in those poor countries.
6. #2 answer
7. Improve security? Reduce threat? in your dreams!
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (11.22.12)
8. sir : if the time will .. so what r u doing here
Jalal ,   Gaza   (11.22.12)
what the mean of analyst ?? if cannt read the past stare at the present and till us the future then please ..............
9. you say the same thing after the cast lead operation.
Salma ,   Palestine   (11.22.12)
right Ynet ? ;)
10. Timetable for Time Will Tell
emanon ,   USA   (11.22.12)
As I am writing this, it is approximately 1545 on Thursday, 22 November. I give this ceasefire until 2200, 23 November before Hamas resumes open massive hostilities. They have already begun with an attack on a police person in Jerusalem. For the terrorastinians, there is no such thing as a cessation of aggression, only reloading and resupplying. You really think Morsi will stop Hamas from acquiring more weapons? I sure don't. I hate war, but Israel did not go far enough. Gaza must be cleared of this terrorist menace.
11. Ron Ben-Yishai - What a stunning exercise
Devorah   (11.22.12)
in backpedaling.
12. Kicking the can down the road & inciting repeats
Alan ,   Canada   (11.22.12)
The last bout of fighting the Gaza terrorism was not prevented by the previous one which had caused much heavier losses among the Hamas fighters & among civilians. The temporary lull the Israeli in the south of the country will enjoy is likely to be followed by a more dangerous future which will spread to a larger area of Israel since nothing in the ceasefire agreement prevents the rebuilding of Gaza weapons stores. The fallacious idea that the Egypt of the Muslim Brotherhood will hold namesake Hamas to respect the ceasefire for long will become evident in spite of Egypt current dependance on US & Europe economic help. With richer extremist Muslim countries ready to help a closely minded party, this dependance will fade.
13. latest
togakure ,   london   (11.22.12)
i was of about a year, watching,prayin and now i am back, long time ago i said that peace cannot be negotiated with terrorist and that in King David times this would have never been.Hamas and Hizbullah are all terrorist organisations which needs to be totally be detroyed.Not only cutting off the head but the entire body.
14. look
togakure ,   london   (11.22.12)
looking at the news and the media focus i have seen that they are all biased.when hamas was luching rockets at Israel not one was picking up the story,but when Israel reacts they all want to jump on Israel back.But God will judge them,remember that there are thosands of angels and christians who are ready to give Israel there full support.
15. To Nos 4 & 5
Bertram ,   London, UK   (11.22.12)
Now that - possibly - the Gaza operation has ceased it is interesting to see the comedy season resuming with your posts. Certainly the 'right' is 100% 'right' - but 100% correct is a bold claim for anyone. Still, I guess if you say so it must be the case. As for Hansje, your racist slurs might be seen by some as mildly funny. I see them as a reflection of ignorance.
16. Only Time Will Tell ... of course it will
A. David ,   San Fran & Tel Aviv   (11.22.12)
We are nothing less than delusional to even ponder the thought that this truce will last. It's a farce manufactured by untrustworthy politicians. Really - the Arabs are going to now stop attacking us because of this so-called truce ... really!!! People, World - how can you be so naive. Wake up - the Arabs will obtain more rockets during this lul, and will soon aim them at Jewish homes and Israel cities for yet another round of bang bang, shoot shoot. This truce only gives us enough time to resupply our safe rooms. Watch. Time will prove me right.
17. @6: Real Answer to #2
emanon ,   USA   (11.22.12)
Rhett Butler's famous reply to Scarlett O'Hara: "Quite frankly . . .".
18. Israeli retreat is root cause of all the suffering.
Chaim ,   Israel   (11.22.12)
Can you imagine the U.S. President claiming success because there would likely be fewer rockets landing on American cities??? One rocket is one too many. This is unacceptable. Retake Gaza forever! Israeli retreat is the root cause of all the suffering.
Rafi ,   US   (11.22.12)
Jerry ,   The Netherlands   (11.22.12)
21. #15
Linichka ,   Gdynia, Poland   (11.22.12)
Oh, please. Spare us your pissy political correctness!
22. To "15"
Hansje   (11.22.12)
No, Mr. "Bertram", I'm not a racist, but I know what I'm talking: almost 50% of my income is taken away as tax and a certain part of this money is spent by my government in fundings of projects in third world countries, thus also in Gaza and the Palestinian territories.
Nowhere Man ,   Metropolis, Zion.   (11.22.12)
24. #18: Completely agree.
doctor ,   USA   (11.23.12)
According to the article: the improving security is equal to REDUCING missile threat on southern and central Israel?!! Not eliminating missile threat but only reducing. It's totally beyond my comprehension. Are we living somewhere in parallel universe?
25. #9 Salma: It's correct . Both operations
doctor ,   USA   (11.23.12)
Cast Lead and Pillar of Defense were not completed. Do you want IDF to start a third operation and finish the job: wipe out all Gaza's terrorists from the face of the earth?
26. You err !.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (11.23.12)
As according to the Word of HASHEM, Israel has to take Gaza for obvious causes and reasons - Esajah 11 - 14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall despoil them of the east together. They shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab, and the children of Ammon shall obey them Arn.Sweden.
27. Why this burst of optimism
zionist forever   (11.23.12)
Be it with suicide bombings or rockets we have had hundreds of truces over the years with Hamas and the other groups. They usually last a matter of months and the terrorists decide for tactical purposes they need another one so what reason is there to believe that this will be any different to all the others that have come and gone. I imagine we get about six months maybe a little more but this almost certainly isn't long term. Hamas know that operations like this are few and far between so thy dont have to worry to much. I am amazed there is any optimism and thinking that this one is going to the game changer based on Hamas record.
28. This doesn't prove Obama Is behind Israel
zionist forever   (11.23.12)
" Another winner is President Obama, who proved to the skeptics in Israel that the US stands behind Israel without an hesitations while, proving to the international community that American influence in the Middle East is firm and abiding " What has Obama done to prove he is behind Israel, whilst the international media was treating Israel as a victim he could hardly come out demanding Israel leaves the poor Gazans alone. From the start Obama was on the phone to Bibi, Morisi and Erdogan trying to end the fighting and I wasn't out of his love of Israel. Obama doesn't need the hasle of another Middle East conflict and as president of the US it's even expected of him to try. Obama was almost certainly involved in getting Bibi to end the operation early either through bribe or threats that we don't know.
29. BALANCE=SECURE BIG ISRAEL=BUFFERS better than "deterrence"
Jerry ,   The Netherlands   (11.23.12)
30. Ceasefire was in exchange for US troops in Sinai
Sue ,   Los Angeles   (11.24.12)
Israel agreed to the ceasefire because the US is sending troops to the Sinai next week - to stop weapons from being smuggled into Gaza.
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