Jack Waterford | Hamas wants just the war Israel seems to be planning

Jack Waterford
Updated October 27 2023 - 12:34pm, first published 12:32pm

In the 75 years since it won nationhood in a field of blood, Israel has fought many wars against its neighbours and its Indigenous population. Each has been an existential struggle, because its enemies wanted - still do - to annihilate it altogether. It has prevailed, usually brilliantly and often against the physical odds in every battle. It has been somewhat less successful in its encounters with the Palestinian population. But whether at home or on its borders, it has overwhelming mastery and control over how they live, and powers of massive intervention that cannot be defeated by conventional means.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.

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