A Call to U.S. Progressive Jews: Support Israel's 'Get Tough' Policy in Gaza

My answer to progressive American Jews who ask me why Israel can’t just muddle through rocket attacks from Gaza: Israel came into being so that Jewish children would never again have to huddle together in fear, terrorized by enemies of the Jewish people, while their parents stood by helplessly.

The government of Israel has launched a military operation in Gaza. It is an operation that is justified, and in fact overdue. American Jews across the political spectrum should be offering their support.