FM Cohen: ‘No diplomatic hourglass’ on war; state commission of inquiry when it’s over

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen, November 18, 2023. (Channel 12 screenshot; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the copyright law)
Foreign Minister Eli Cohen, November 18, 2023. (Channel 12 screenshot; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the copyright law)

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen says Israel has “unprecedented support” for its ongoing war against Hamas and “there is no diplomatic hourglass.”

This comment, in a Channel 12 interview, contrasts with his remarks to diplomatic reporters on Monday, when he said Israel would likely see international pressure to halt or curb its Gaza operation rise significantly within the next few weeks, and that the “diplomatic window” for the IDF’s campaign in Gaza was “two or three weeks.”

In tonight’s interview, Cohen also says the failures that led to Hamas’s October 7 invasion will be investigated by a “state commission of inquiry” as soon as the war is over — the most serious forum for such an investigation.

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