Dark Days: Why Gideon Levy Isn't Going Back to Ashkelon Any Time Soon

From panic to outright loathing and intolerance, the atmosphere in the Israel of Operation Protective Edge is very different than that during previous military operations.

The man came right up close to me, to the point where I could smell his fetid breath. He took a wad of bills out of his pocket and peeled off a few green 20-shekel (almost $6) notes. I should use them to buy myself an apartment in the Gaza Strip, he told me. “Go to Gaza,” the man said, seething with anger and barely suppressed violence.