'You Didn’t Knock Me Out!' - The Horrible Logic of Gaza Escalation

Netanyahu and Barak's worst mistake in the current confrontation was to let Hamas dictate the terms of the game, paving the way for Hamas to claim another symbolic victory.

Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull is one of the great movies of all time. One of its many unforgettable scenes is the sixth fight between Jake LaMotta (masterfully rendered by Robert De Niro) and Sugar Ray Robinson. LaMotta took a terrible beating in this fight. But when it was stopped in the thirteenth round, LaMotta triumphantly yells at Sugar Ray Robinson: “You didn’t knock me down!”