Gaza Ceasefire Doesn’t Solve the Fundamental Problem

The U.S. must make sure that the peace deal is durable.

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The ceasefire that was negotiated is welcome. They are always welcome. But this ceasefire does not solve the fundamental problem: that the influx of thousands of rockets into Gaza, supplied primarily by Iran, constitutes and remains an existential threat to Israel.

A cliché about terrorism is that if a terrorist survives after a terrorist attack, the terrorist has won. Well, the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas in Gaza have survived.

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  • Corrected on 11/26/12:An earlier version of this article incorrectly spelled the name of the capital of Qatar. It is Doha.