Weekly Commentary: Bennett's Response To Incendiary Balloons And UN Action
Mark Major Positive Shift
Dr. Aaron Lerner 27 June, 20021
Hamas was stunned when the Bennett administration responded fiercely to
incendiary balloon attacks from Gaza. Bennett didn't issue a press release
or bomb an open field. The massive secondary explosions in the video
released by the IDF left no doubt that Israel would treat incendiary
balloons like rocket attacks.
Hamas howled that it was not fair for Israel to "change the rules", but it
appears that they got the message and the incendiary balloon attacks have
halted for the time being.
Israel also broke with tradition in the United Nations, joining a United
Nations Human Rights Council condemnation of China for its treatment of the
Uyghur. Israel explained to the Chinese that as long as they continue
voting against us we can do the same.
The new Government has been scrambling to address a huge number of other
challenges and it is too early to know how things will work out.
One thing is certain: the Likud's "message sheet" needs a serious update.
It remains unclear if this ruling coalition of diametrically opposed
positions relating to Judea and Samaria will succumb to a veto by its left
wing members on matters relating to facilitating Jewish construction while
addressing illegal Arab construction in Area C. This should be the focus of
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