What's the next step in Israel, Hamas cease-fire?
Former Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold weighs in
- Duration 5:53
- Date Nov 22, 2012
Former Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold weighs in
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-- hasn't been OK smiling.
-- that -- and I'm frightened.
I think people might kids.
But I think if he doesn't solve anything.
And they hope.
I've seen me -- -- Hawaii it's tough to so many years.
They even begin to Paul Goodman you can tell -- -- my -- Today maybe they won't fire tomorrow maybe no but next week -- -- next month.
-- -- -- -- -- The cease fire is taking.
-- in Gaza so far with the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Making it very clear that it if this -- -- violated Israel is ready to act.
But both sides claiming victory here Israel seen it weaken Hamas while Hamas is claiming it is now changed the rules of the game what about that joining us now.
Ambassador to oracle former Israeli ambassador the United Nations also a former foreign.
Policy advisor to prime minister Netanyahu and the president of the Jerusalem senator senator ambassador always good to talk to you.
All right what about these claims coming from Cairo and Hamas.
Bob did Israel really give up anything here in this deal.
Know Israel did not I think what has happened is that there has been a very important change of perception on the Hamas side.
You know Hamas decided to escalate this conflict.
Bringing up the number of rocket attacks against Israel from a hundred or 200 -- -- to close to 800 -- up to about November 13.
The Hamas used anti tank missiles that they got from the Iranians.
And fired them.
That an Israeli school bus that is really a patrol vehicle.
And began taking much more bolder moves -- the reason they did that was because the Hamas calculated.
That with the Arab Spring and the rise of Islamic regimes.
Attacking Israel and get broad support by the by these governments it didn't work when they attacked Israel Israel responded.
-- those governments while expressing sympathy did not intervene on the side of Hamas right that is a major miscalculation on their side.
And hopefully they will understand now.
Not to -- rockets at Israeli cities.
Shlomo Brom at the institute for strategic studies in Tel Aviv says this -- we'll put it up on the screen for viewers eventually.
It will collapse like every cease fire collapses but the question is.
How much time it will take for that to happen a few months for a few years.
The issue is whether the blow Hamas got a strong enough to deter them from not complying with the cease fire we don't know yet.
Is he right about that and in the end this just turns out to be an endless cycle.
-- -- is an escalation -- and backing off and then it starts again.
Oh let's understand where we are because we shouldn't misread the situation.
Hamas remains a dangerous.
International terrorist organization.
Defined as such not just by the US by the European Union.
The Muslim Brotherhood.
Still condemns Israel still views us as illegitimate you heard the statement that was made on fox just a few minutes ago.
By the supreme guide the more she does this in Arabic bombing -- But I think what has happened is that the Arab regimes clearly like Egypt -- consolidate.
Their control of their countries.
They need to have economic expansion.
They need to make sure that they are in control of their military and their intelligence service right and during that period of consolidation.
They will pressure Hamas to ease off that's the window of quiet that we have.
The moment that changes on the side of the country like Egypt.
Hamas could easily slip back into rocket fire but if that happens is -- will respond.
But ambassador the rhetoric coming from the Islamic brotherhood in Cairo and not withstanding.
On and there is a valid point to be made here that Mohammed Morrissey and Egypt at large didn't buy it.
By its peace agreement with Israel and did to some extent act as a critical mediator.
88 they -- -- not.
Well I think you're right I think of that Mohamed Morsi -- -- of Egypt played an important role.
But you know.
The Muslim Brotherhood still remains the Muslim Brotherhood.
And it still has positions calling for armed struggle and -- how -- resistance.
In Arabic against Israel.
And therefore while we're appreciative.
Were cautious and we hope that the adoption of a pragmatic path.
By the egyptians by the current Egyptian government will be a permanent approach and that we can work together with them.
And that they don't slip back into the ideological frame they were in just a few weeks ago.
Ambassador amount of time so we have to make this very quick.
And while the crossings.
May be eased up a bit in the future.
Israel has no intention of lifting its five year old blockade of Hamas does it.
Well remember who wants to get back into the Gaza Strip Iran.
Iran -- the smuggling tunnels tunnels before it's fog your five rockets if we -- that blockade of Gaza.
They'll -- Iranian ships bringing far more weaponry -- to replace everything that is really just destroyed ambassador dory gold thank you so much for being with us today.