Israel's Assisted Suicide Watch

Kevin Sullivan comments on Tzipi Livin's mocking dismissal of any criticism of the Dubai assassination, using passports of citizens of allied countries:

As Larison explained a few days ago, Hamas is in fact a political reality that Israel must accept. If this assassination actually brought Israel closer to a political resolution in Palestine, then I'd say the consequences of stealing passports and carrying out a hit with total disregard for its allies were well worth it for Israel.

But what has this assassination actually accomplished? Will it deter Iranian weapons sales to Hamas? Not likely. Does it deter Hamas? Not likely. Has it created yet another martyr for Hamas to parade around the Gaza Strip? You bet.

Has it isolated Israel still further from European friends and allies? Absolutely.