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The politics behind Israel's "Operation Protective Edge"

In a recent column for The Jewish Daily Forward, editor-at-large J.J. Goldberg writes about what he says were the unintended consequences of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, which has led to the current military operation known as "Operation Protective Edge. Goldberg writes, "The last seven years have been the most tranquil in Israel’s history. Terror attacks are a fraction of the level during the nightmare intifada years — just six deaths in all of 2013. But few notice. The staged agony of the kidnap search created, probably unintentionally, what amounts to a mass, worldwide attack of post-traumatic stress flashback. When the bodies were finally found, Israelis’ anger exploded into calls for revenge, street riots and, finally, murder." J. J. Goldberg joins us to discuss the current crisis. (photo: Palestinians look at the damage to a house following an overnight Israeli missile strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis))

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