To those in denial as to what is going on in the Middle East and to those heaping scorn on Israel for the current crisis.
First: Since its inception in 1948, Israel has sought peace with its neighbors, yet the Arab-world continues to work for Israel's destruction. At the forefront of the Arab consortium seeking the demise of Israel are the terrorist organizations of Hamas and Hezbollah.
Second: Lebanon and Palestine are being held hostage by Hezbollah and Hamas; Arab terrorists use the countries as staging grounds for attacks against Israel. The current retaliation is a reaction to recent attacks.
Israeli Prime Minister Golda Mier saw the answer clearly when she said, "Peace will come when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us."