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Israel’s strategic problem

I don’t understand Israel’s recent behavior. I think it has pretty much lost public support in Europe, and is beginning to lose public support in this country. I wonder if anyone egging on Netanyahu is really helping Israel. What am I missing? If you think you know, tell me. Please keep it civil.

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

I don't understand Israel's recent behavior. I think it has pretty much lost public support in Europe, and is beginning to lose public support in this country. I wonder if anyone egging on Netanyahu is really helping Israel.

What am I missing? If you think you know, tell me. Please keep it civil.

I don’t understand Israel’s recent behavior. I think it has pretty much lost public support in Europe, and is beginning to lose public support in this country. I wonder if anyone egging on Netanyahu is really helping Israel.

What am I missing? If you think you know, tell me. Please keep it civil.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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