Really, Israelis don't like to complain? I lived in Haifa for two years and I remember nothing but non-stop whining and kvetching all the time. I took the last seat in a sherut once and a guy argued with me for it; when I told him he could take the train to Tel Aviv he invoked trains to Auschwitz. This sort of over the top, high volume nonsense is quintessentially Israeli. I think this war is totally unjustified, and Israel is bringing its troubles on itself. That said, Hezbollah had also been deeply irresponsible (I have some Lebanese friends who have family under seige in Beirut and can't decide if they hate Israel or Hezbollah more-- which is really saying something). And there's no excuse for shooting rockets into cities. (But what was the IDF thinking; did they think they could attack Hezbollah and Hezbollah would sit there with their 10,000+ rockets and do nothing?) What's happening in the north is a tragedy and I have several friends there. I hope everyone rides this out OK.
Motorcyclist in his 20s dies after crashing near Gedera (Haaretz)
from the article: Analysis / The alternative to Hezbollah may be occupation