Today, Breitbart News had the opportunity to speak exclusively with former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and current president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Dore Gold. Ambassador Gold described the situation on the ground in detail, and suggested that an Israeli ground operation could only be forestalled by a full and complete end to all Hamas rocket attacks, as well as threat of future Hamas rocket attacks.
“Israel’s goal is very simple and actually very limited,” said Gold. “Its goal is to make sure that rocket fire against Israeli civilians comes to a complete halt. Some people think that’s impossible to achieve, but there’s a huge national consensus behind it. We’re not interested in pampering an Arab regime. We’re not interested in replacing Hamas with somebody else. All we’re interested in in stopping attacks on our cities.”