But what is especially interesting are the protests. How often do we hear of angry, violent mobs suing for peace? How often do those agitators asking Israel to stop firing urge Hamas to stop firing rockets? Worst of all are those in the mainstream news outlets taking the side of the Palestinians. They are the real jihadists.
The moral inversion of the modern world continues.
David Harsanyi, as usual, says it better.
Gaza is free. Obviously, the Palestinians cannot be placated with an independent state -- a gift they never had until Israel handed them Gaza with nary a condition. But this is not a 3,000-year-old war steeped in ancient history, despite widespread perceptions. This was a 20th-century battle between Jewish and Arab nationalists. It has turned into a more insidious 21st-century war with Islamic fundamentalism.
Hamas will not be romanced by the idea of "building bridges" with Israel. There are not enough conferences rooms in Oslo or Davos to persuade Hamas even to recognize the existence of a Jewish state.
And Hamas is uninterested in cease-fires, except when it is in need of reloading rocket launchers -- supplied by mullahs of Iran.