Gaza Ceasefire Doesn’t Solve the Fundamental Problem

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


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