To no. 2. While I don't agree with the intelectualls' statement, it's disgraceful to call the parents of young boys in the IDF imbecils, from the comfort of your California home. David Grossman's son died as a hero in the Lebanon war. The day when you will have skin in the game (real skin), that's when you are entitled to make such statements.
from the article: Leading Israeli authors, intellectuals call for truce with Hamas