The IDF's legacy of flight
It is the 'commander's spirit,' circa 2012 that has terrorists fire thousands of rockets at Israel, and is what will lead us to the next intifada.
Running from stone-throwers is a Jewish nightmare, a humiliating and depressing trauma of the Diaspora. The early Zionist writers often described the act of fleeing as undermining man's basic honor, as a catalyst for picking oneself up and returning to the land of our forefathers. Once there, Jews would no longer have to flee hooligans throwing stones; whoever dared try would be taking his life into his hands.