More Important is Patience

Israel is a small state in a large, chaotic region. Its main challenge is to avoid costly errors, and stay strong.

Egyptian gather around the burning headquarters of the of the ruling National Democratic party (NDP) in central Cairo on January 28, 2011. © KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images.
Egyptian gather around the burning headquarters of the of the ruling National Democratic party (NDP) in central Cairo on January 28, 2011. © KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images.
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Jan. 15 2014
About the author

Efraim Inbar is president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS).

The discussion of Israel’s strategic choices in Mosaic is a welcome initiative, and the essay by Ofir Haivry makes for a serious point of departure. But his essay also exhibits several weaknesses, which I shall try to outline in what follows.

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