Sorry to Interrupt This Peace Conference, but a Rocket Siren's Sounding

Should we have been talking about peace while the Gaza front was burning?

It could not have been more ironic. Thousands of people crammed into a Tel Aviv hotel to hear uplifting presentations from priests of peace; politicians and journalists who dedicate their lives to the search for a path to coexistence all in the middle of heightened fighting between Hamas and Israel. It was day one of Operation Protective Edge.