The Terror Game: This Time, Israelis Watched From the Stands

What seems like legitimate self-protection on the muddy field of play often seems excessive and disproportionate to those watching in the stands.

When major news breaks in Israel, and commentators, pundits and leaders of left-and right-wing organizations in the U.S. all weigh in and begin arguing furiously about it; what happened, what Israel did, what it did wrong, and what it should have done. The image that instantly springs to mind is that of a football stadium.