The thrust of this article is that Israel must not do anything at all to defend itself, becasue the paritz will not like it. But it's not the "fear" of the paritz that bothers Amos Har'el, it's his concern that Israel might actually improve its position. Deep inside, Amos Har'el and Ha'aretz are post- if not anti-zionists (perhaps not so deep even) - even if they will deny it. When I was growing up in the 70s, I read the assertions by the right wing that the media in Israel was in the grips of the Left, calling them "traitors". I did not believe it then. Having grown up and with the Internet opening much more information and opinions than was possible in the 70s, I now think that the Israeli Left is a Fifth Column, whether they realise it or not. Their views, positions and sometimes actions coincide with those of Israel's mortal enemies, and yes, they betray Israel in its never ending struggle for survival.
Five arrested in anti-terror raids in Sydney (DPA)
from the article: There's no substitute for Washington