Excellent analysis. Glad to see not everyone in Israel is detached from reality or suffers from a siege mentality. With it's current policy Israel is on a road to nowhere and it's leaders need to finally wake up and realize that it only has a future if it makes a just and lasting peace with the Palestinians. The Taba Conference talks should be the starting point for reaching such a peace deal. Sadly today's tragic events only serve to weaken Israel's hope for a bright future.
U.S. State Dept. 'deeply concerned' about Israel's approval of new settlement construction (Reuters)
from the article: Operation Mini Cast Lead