Ariel Ilan Roth

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Ariel Ilan Roth

Israel's tactical achievements against Hamas can't be minimized. But they do not equal a strategic victory. War, as Clausewitz famously taught, is the continuation of politics by other means. Wars are fought to realign politics in a way that benefits the victor and is detrimental to the loser. But the Israelis have lost sight of this distinction.

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Ariel Ilan Roth

No one should assume that, with the signing of the recent nuclear deal with Iran, the threat of war has passed. Washington's diplomatic engagement with Tehran may, ironically, make Jerusalem more likely to attack now, because later could be too late.

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Ariel Ilan Roth

Contrary to popular belief, Israel is not afraid of a nuclear attack by Iran or Hezbollah; rather, it fears losing its nuclear monopoly in the region and the image of invincibility that comes with it.