What we need is overall victory, the kind that the Allied Forces had over the Nazis and Nips.
h/t: Doris Wise Montrose who observes:
There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare. What is essential in war is victory, not prolonged operations.
Op-Ed: Israel Must Abandon the Obscene “Purity of Arms” Mantra
Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:01 PM
Is the Israeli army more Christian than the Christians themselves? After all, it has, in fact, adopted the maxim of turning the other cheek. In Hebrew it is called havlagah.
The Israeli military disrupt missions against Hamas when in the radar they observe the presence of women and children.
The Israeli military calls the families of Palestinian neighbors of terrorists shortly before launching a raid.
The Israeli military evacuate entire Palestinian areas before an operation, with good manners, not with the nerve gas, like Assad in Syria, or phosphorus, like the Americans in Iraq.
Israeli soldiers heal Palestinians in Gaza in the Jewish hospitals.
The IDF is the only army which employed unprecedented efforts meant to minimize injury to non-combatants, including warning leaflets, phone calls, and non-lethal warning fire.