How Durable is the Hamas-Israel Ceasefire?
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
November 23, 2012
Matthew RJ Brodsky appears on CCTV with Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Adel Iskandar. Hosted by Anand Naidoo, they discuss the durability of the Hamas-Israel ceasefire. Brodsky describes the key objectives Israel reached during Operation Pillar of Defense and defends Israel's right to target Hamas' rocket launchers, smuggling tunnels, and terrorist leadership. He believes that the operation will likely be a short-term fix. Iskandar explains how Hamas has emerged stronger and less isolated than before and further focuses on Israeli public relations and semantics. Iskander believes that, "the heroes for one group are the freedom fighters for another," while Brodsky counters, saying that, "someone who blows themselves up on a bus or launches rockets cannot be considered a freedom fighter. [They're] considered a terrorist." A contentious debate ensues.