GoldaMenachem Begin used to say that it’s not so terrible if the world thinks Israel is a little crazy. While Israel has actually taken great care in it’s struggle to limit civilian casualties against its enemies, the world chooses to see Israel’s actions as out of control and disproportionate. This has a major down side in terms of Israel’s image in the world, which we combat.

On the other hand, it reinforces the message to Israel’s enemies than when the country’s basic security is at stake, Israel will do what it has to do to protect itself.

Or as Golda Meir once said, “better a critical editorial than a praiseworthy obituary.”

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