Michael A. Brown has a question for Israel's critics: "..since Hamas is sworn to Israel’s destruction, since Hamas initiated the recent hostilities, since Hamas rejected cease fire offers, since Hamas is using civilians, including women and children, as human shields, and since Hamas is actively attempting to infiltrate Israel and murder, kidnap, and maim its people, what do you suggest that Israel does?
Would you prefer that Israel simply turned the other cheek and let its people be slaughtered?
Would you rather that Israel’s Iron Dome defense system was not as
successful, so that an occasional missile landed in a heavily populated
area and wiped out some Israelis?
Did you like things better in the days of the Second Intifada, when
1,100 Israelis were killed, the vast majority of them non-combatant
Is the whole problem that there are not enough dead Jews"
Since you can't reason with people who hate Israel and who hate Jews, and since Jew-haters don't read columns like this, we should stop trying to use commonsense arguments because it's like talking to a wall. Let's just hit back hard on every front and stop explaining ourselves. We have nothing to apologize for.