The Moral Case for Israel’s Ground Invasion

Israel has no moral defense for its aerial bombing of Gaza; its high number of civilian deaths were inevitable and therefore unjustifiable.

A Jewish farmer takes a walk on Shabbat afternoon with his young son. They walk past the chicken coop. “Dad,” says the boy, “I’d love to have a chicken’s head to play with.” The loving father, anxious to accede to his son’s request, grabs a crowing cock and with no more ado lops off its head with a sharp knife.