When the Flames of War Subside, Can Israelis Remain United?

During Operation Protective Edge, Jews from the political left and right, and from secular to ultra-Orthodox united in acts of loving kindness. Must it take war with our enemies to find peace within our people?

As Israelis, just surviving the pressure cooker of the Gaza war over the Three Weeks leading to Tisha B’Av and in time that has passed since has been tough. Despite, or perhaps because of, the unrelenting, mostly unjustified criticism Israel has been subjected to from the foreign media and the world, we have pulled together as a nation in an inspiring display of unity.