Backchannels For Israel in Gaza, a war of choice and an uncertain outcome

Viewing the enemy as a monster only motivated by hate – and only capable of responding to maximum force – can lead to error.

By , Staff writer

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On the evening of June 3, 1982, a Palestinian gunman tried to assassinate Israeli Ambassador to Britain Shlomo Argov as he left London's Dorchester Hotel. The attack failed, but Israel's response led it to a war of choice in Lebanon.