I caught the beginning of Sean Hannity's talk show. He was going on with general remarks about the tone of much of the world's response to the war in Israel and Lebanon - that Israel should show restraint. Recall what Allison Kaplam Sommer wrote over two years ago
in the wake of the assassination of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Yassin:
They see that when we try to make nice and compromise we get terror attacks. And when we're tough and aggressive we get terror attacks. Nothing we do seems to lower the motivation to slaughter Israeli civilians -- men, women, or children -- and in the case of Hamas, to see the state of Israel destroyed.
There is no cycle of violence. Israel is attacked no matter what it does. The only proper response is to kill or incarcerate every last member of Hezbollah, Hamas, Fatah, PFLP, and all the other terrorist organizations that wages war against Israel.
The Palestinian community at large has supported these thugs, and by doing so has committed an act of war against Israel. This has been going on as long as there's been terrorism in Israel. The Palestinians must unconditionally surrender if there is to be any hope of peace.
The Palestinians never gave peace a chance. For all these years they chose building for war over building a civilization. They have robbed themselves of normal happy lives. This must change. It is not enough that the Palestinians refuse to aid and comfort terror; they must also join Israel in the fight against this foe.