SPIEGEL Interview with Boutros Boutros-Ghali 'Israel Has a Habit of Closing its Eyes to Hard Facts'

The Israeli military strike in Gaza will have "unforeseeable consequences" for the region, warns former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, he discusses the short-sightedness of Israeli politicians, Egypt's role and his muted hopes for peace.
A Palestinian man looks at a destroyed Hamas security compound after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.

A Palestinian man looks at a destroyed Hamas security compound after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.

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Interview conducted by Volkhard Windfuhr. Translated from the German by Josh Ward.