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Israel, an Overly Emotional, Easily Rattled Military Power

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I’m very disappointed with Israeli Jewish society. How is it possible to run a country that is said to be the world’s eighth-ranked military power if last week’s escape of six Palestinian prisoners from Gilboa Prison rattles it so? For days now, from the time they get up until they go to sleep, the country’s citizens have been living and breathing on whether the prisoners were still on the lam or have been caught.

How can a military power that threatens every neighborhood with its lethal army be maintained when the killing of a single soldier drives people out of their minds? Where is the sense of self-confidence, and where are the nerves of steel?

With calls for revenge bursting from the radio, even when it’s turned off, I find myself coming to the defense of Israeli army chief Aviv Kochavi. Folks, on one hand, you have Barel Shmueli, the Border Policeman killed at the Gaza security barrier, and on the other hand there have been hundreds of Gazan residents killed there. And I would also like to come to the defense of the Israel Prison Service commissioner, Katy Perry. On one hand, you have the six escaped........

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