I think you have a point...although I've come to realize that perhaps Israelis have been so engrained to in trying to protect themselves that they don't recognize anymore how to go about living without war. Perhaps I hadn't been paying too much attention before Obama became President...I have paid little attention, actually...but it's just seems to me at least that every time there's talk about Israel it's concerning war or the threat of war. Obviously I'd refrain from saying too much negatively. I just think there's something troublesome about it that may make it forever to be impossible for peace to reign in that particular region. Don't get me started on the Palestinians.
Fire breaks out in Devira Forest, north of Be'er Sheva; four firefighting crews on scene (Haaretz)