Rab Burns - you need to read the works of Israeli historians. No historian subscribes any longer to the political propaganda of the early years of Israel. But you don't really need much historic knowledge to know human nature. No people, ethnic, religious or otherwise is more peaceloving or morally superior to anyone else. To claim otherwise - on ethnic grounds - is racist.
Israeli Air Force strikes two sites in Gaza in response to rocket fire (Haaretz)
from the article: Lieberman: Norway too 'hostile' to have monitors in Hebron