Gaza Requiem: Six Remarks on Image, Perceptions, and Four Dead Palestinian Children

The worldview of many Israelis and Diaspora Jews was turned upside down during the Gaza operation by the outpouring of international support and overwhelming media sympathy.

1. There was no daylight between Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Israel and President Obama’s United States, not even a sliver. Most of the international community, including perfidious Europe, gave Jerusalem its unequivocal support. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leadership played a pivotal and responsible role. The media coverage, as a general rule, was balanced, but only at it worst. Israeli complaints and fears were...