I thank you for your thoughtful commentary. I am an American Catholic, taught from girlhood by a Lebanese-Mexican mother to know, respect and treasure the great Jewish traditions of moral principles and humane response. My only son also has a Jewish grandmother. I have spent time in Palestine and Israel. Hamas rockets are wrong. But they prove that the Gaza blockade is NOT an effective strategy. The blockade inflicts unimaginable civilian hardships and leave Palestinians with no one to turn to, except Hamas. The Occupation does not create peace and security. It is time for a new strategy.
MK Nachman Shai calls on Netanyahu to declare national state of emergency (Haaretz)
from the article: The Jewish necessity to question the Israel-Gaza conflict