Hawks and Doves

Israel’s former military chief of staff, Moshe Yaalon, told The Jerusalem Post that his successor, Dan Halutz, and Defense Minister Amir Peretz should resign. Yaalon has been a consistent and frequent critic of the Gaza pullout and the concept of unilateral disengagements, arguing that they only serve to embolden Islamic fundamentalists.

Much of the credit for Israel’s success in curbing Palestinian terrorist attacks several years ago went to Ya’alon, rumored to be considering a run for leadership of the Likud, and the man who was then heading the Shin Bet, Avi Dichter. These days, Yaalon is generally viewed as a hawk, while Dichter is seen as a relative dove (he recently called for talks with Syria). With that in mind, take a look at this superb article in The Washington Post about Israel’s policy of targeted killings. Yaalon may be the one chumming around with Neocons in America and Israel these days, but read this passage and decide which security head would fit in better on Fox News:

Recommend this article

Hawks and Doves

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close
Close