That the blockade of Gaza has totally failed to bring down Hamas does not seem to register in the minds of the ruling Troika. That their policy has given pro-Palestinian activists a flail with which to flog Israel does not occur to Bibi, the Bar Bounder and Barak. That they continue to do everything the can to bring attention to the blockade protests and undermine the image of Israel in the world also escapes them. Now they are confronting another challenge. The last time it was a boatload of Jews who made it absolutely clear they would not resist and still the Bibi had them tazered for laughs. Israel might well consult it's pre-history for some guidance, for it's opponents are playing the Exodus Card, over and over, and with ever gratifying responses by Israel. What to do? Think? Creatively? Question failed policy? No! Never!
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)