Op-Ed: Israel's Gaza Vindication

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A Jewish boy watches the Israeli artillery shelling of the Gaza Strip on January 11, 2009. Some of the Jewish residents of towns near the Israel-Gaza border choose to watch the war on Hamas in person rather than being glued to their television screens. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Jewish boy watches the Israeli artillery

A Jewish boy watches the Israeli artillery shelling of the Gaza Strip on January 11, 2009. Some of the Jewish residents of towns near the Israel-Gaza border choose to watch the war on Hamas in person rather than being glued to their television screens.

Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images

Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor and columnist for The Washington Post, acknowledges that Israel's attack on Gaza wasn't popular in Washington. However, in a piece for the paper, he argues that it was effective and may influence how the country deals with Iran.

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