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.
Death of man in police custody sparks riots in Egypt (AP)
from the article: Leading Israeli authors, intellectuals call for truce with Hamas