Now that the war has started can I suggest that the people and authorities of Israel fight it properly? For instance, could we have a complete stop to hour by hour accounts of casualties; release all this information when the cease fire comes into effect. War is terrible and depressing and involves casualties, military and civilian. But DURING the war, the energy, physical and psychological, has to be directed to winning (or at least, not being defeated). Endless daily stories about poor little children and weeping savtas is bad for morale and distracts officers and ministers from their most pressing duties. We already know that these casualties are occuring, let us wait until the end to address each one of these terrible events. This is a war, hevrei, not a serious bus accident on the road to Haifa.
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