This committee, and the mechanism of self-criticism, is unique to democratic societies. Israel has long shown such an ability to a greater extent than more veteran democracies, such as the US. At the end of the day, lessons learned from shortcomings in 2006 may render the timing of Hizbullah's terrorist activities a blessing in disuise: Offering Israel an opportunity to improve many functions critical to national security, before a greater threat evolved. If such lessons are taken to heart, than the sacrificies of those Israelis who were killed or wounded in the conflict, will not have been in vein.
German accused of joining ISIS in Syria deported by Turkey (AP)