For a Pressure-cooker Nation Like Israel, Violence Is Just a Matter of Time

Israel is filled with impoverished time-bombs, like Be'er Sheva gunman Itamar Alon, quietly ticking away until the pressure becomes too much.

At first, people thought a bomb had gone off. Then as news broke of a shooting spree in a Hapoalim Bank branch in Be'er Sheva, the immediate...