‘A Very Slow Game:’ Why the Pace of Israel’s Ground Operation Counts

Posted on AllSides October 30th, 2023
From The Left
Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

In the 23 harrowing days since Hamas attacked Israeli civilians and soldiers, Israel’s Western allies have had to perform a delicate balancing act: expressing steadfast support for the country during its darkest hours, while navigating the growing public anger on their streets over the intensifying bombardment of Gaza.

Israel’s neighbors in the Middle East have walked a different tightrope: managing outraged populations and, in some cases, proxy militant groups, which threaten to drag them into a broader war with Israel that they may not seek.

For both, Israel’s unfolding ground...

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