We Israelis watch the growing outrage against us and wonder whether the world has gone mad. How is it possible, we ask each other, that after suffering an unprecedented terrorist campaign, we’re portrayed as bullies for finally trying to uproot the threat? Why does so much of the world seem to get indignant not when Israelis are being massacred and turned into a nation of terrorized shut-ins but when we hit back?
The article by Yossi Klein Halevi quoted above was written not in 2008 or 2009, but in 2002, when Israel entered the West Bank town of Jenin to put an end to the terrorist attacks launched from there. via Does the World Prefer It When Jews Are Victims? – Los Angeles Times.
Still not the post I’m writing ruminating on the current situation in the south. Lisa, on the other hand, has written a whopper. While I don’t agree with a lot of what she’s said, it’s still worth reading every word, including the links.