I think, breathe and have lived in Israel since 1948. I may not have "big" words to say BUT I do know that when we gave up Gush Katif I foresaw very clearly what would happen to Sderot and Ashkelon. Are "non intellectuals" realistic salt of the earth Israelis, whereas the Amoz Ozz's etc get by on mouthing trivial nothings, little people with big mouths and fancy words.
Palestinians call general strike in J'lem Old City over police conduct, settler violence (Haaretz)
from the article: Leading Israeli authors, intellectuals call for truce with Hamas