Israel’s Self Defeating Strategy

By Ben Cohen

Professor of literature at Yale David Bromich gives a deadly accurate analysis of Israel’s coming conundrum:

This deadlock in the middle of apparent victory was inevitable. You


cannot bomb a people into partnership. You cannot obliterate a people


into a just and lasting peace. You cannot drive deep into their


consciousness the knowledge that they are a defeated people and, when


you have finished your education through violence, come to treat them


as moral and political equals with yourself. So Israel is now at a


loss. It cannot see its beginnings in this vision of its triumph.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.