Editor says, Upon his election as Prime Minister in 1999, Ehud Barack promised to apply the common sense that his predecessor Binjamin Netanyahu lacked. Tragically, he failed to find a final peace settlement. Appointed Defence Minister in 2006, we suspect he doubts the cold logic of the Gazan operation, trapped in the belief that he might reign in hard-liners by remaining in the Cabinet.
Editor says, We're grateful to Guest Historian Eric Oppen for originating the concept of Final Victory at all costs. Also we have repurposed a significant amount of original background from content from Wikipedia. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.