Israel’s attacking the Palestinian rocket sites will not bring peace. What will is a massive response that, once and for all, will demoralize Palestinian society in the same way the allies demoralized the Germans by leveling the cities of a population that supported the Nazis.
Destroying Palestinian rockets and launchers will be temporary and eventually lead to bigger, deadlier rockets. Palestinian society must be completely changed from one whose commitment is the annihilation of the Jewish state to one that wants to live in peace.
The question is, are the Western powers willing to back Israel in this endeavor, and is President Obama ready to act on his statement that he has Israel’s back in its quest for peace?
Sander Poritzky, Weston