Israel's reaction is 'excessive'? The nation's concern and despair over the fate of one of our brethren is part of a 'historical overtone' adopted by politicians and the media? I feel sorry for you that you live in a world where you believe these things to be true.
Defense executive Ofir Shaham resigns from post after six years (Haaretz)
from the article: MESS Report / Understanding Israel's national obsession with Shalit