I agree with re-blogged article.
According to this update, PM Netanyahu has rejected the “peace” negotiated by Egypt’s Morsi and is now meeting with Secretary Clinton who will apparently pass his conditions along to Morsi who will then see what he can do about Hamas. The longer this continues, the better for Hamas et al.
Israel, with her Iron Dome defense and her air strikes in the Gaza Strip, has done quite well. However, purely defensive measures won’t end the problem. Air strikes have worked well to soften up targets, but when terminated will no longer be effective against an enemy to which reinforcements in manpower and weaponry are available. Guarantees from Egypt and even the United States? Worthless unless they put boots on the ground in Gaza and keep them there and active for the foreseeable future; that seems unlikely. Even should they promise to do so, circumstances are likely to change and their promises broken accordingly.
Israel’s interests would be poorly served by agreeing to anything likely to amount to a temporary truce so that her enemies can rest and replenish; the longer such a truce lasts, as replenishments continue, the worse for Israel.
It is said that if Israel uses ground forces in Gaza she will thereby forfeit international support. That support is already lukewarm and is likely to be of short duration, at best.