"The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms there would be no more war."
It's true and everyone knows it. If you think it's false you are just lying to yourself. I currently live in Jerusalem and this is the only thing anyone talks about here. We all agree that this is as far from what we want to be doing as possible. We have no problem stopping. "self-defense" or "retaliation" is necessary because sitting idly hasn't accomplished anything. Unless Hamas gets destroyed now there will be no end. Hamas cannot destroy Israel, it's simply physically impossible. But they will never stop shooting a rocket here, shooting a rocket there, because they can get away with it.They just want us dead. We just want to live.