You know the old saying "You are what you eat"? Well, it's also true "You are what ypu think"! We Israelis live in fear. Hamas lives in hate and the glorification of death. Both thought processes are destructive to the core. The trouble with fighting Islamic fascism in Gaza & South Lebanon is that our enemies target both our civilians and their civilians at the same time. Our survival requires that we suspend our Judeo/Christian western ethos of rationality and mercy, and crush our enemies as they would have done to us. In a twist to the Golden Rule "Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you" - what happens when the other side misinterprets this Western gem and turns it on its head? Are we supposed to do unto them what they do unto us? The answer is clear if we are to survive in this neighborhood.
Judge orders Jerusalem Gay Pride attacker to undergo psychiatric evaluation (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel's Pillar of Defense achieved its goals