Israel wants a cease-fire, but there are stipulations

Friday, January 16, 2009

For three weeks Israeli forces have gouged deep into Gaza in an attempt to rout out Hamas operatives who are accused of firing rockets into Israel. Their offensive has raised the ire of the international community and the pleas for peace have intensified as civilian casualties mount up. Egypt, the United Nations, and the United States have all been working to craft a cease-fire. Today, Israeli government officials are spreading around the world bringing new hope for an imminent cease-fire. But what does Israel need for a durable and lasting peace? To answer that we turn to Mark Regev, a spokesman for the Israeli government who joins us from Jerusalem.

"Our goal is a long, sustained, durable quiet in the south that is ultimately good both for Palestinians and Israelis."
— Israeli spokesman Mark Regev on Israel's goals for their offensive in Gaza


Mark Regev

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Todd Zwillich

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