Gaza, Israel Deaths Cannot Be in Vain

When the siren blared, I saw my children realize some of their neighbors wanted to kill them; Palestinian suffering is a hundred times worse. Can we really restrain our hate and retain our liberalism under fire?

Sitting in our apartment’s reinforced room, as the sirens went off in Modiin for the first time since – well, ever, actually – I was reminded of the old, disparaging definition of a liberal: “A conservative who’s never been mugged.” In other words, liberals are only liberals because they have never experienced the harsh, brutal reality that conservatives understand, and when liberals do...