I am not easily shocked. But two stories that recently came across my desk were so disgraceful, and in some ways dangerous, that I feel compelled to write about them. Both featured players in the Middle East crassly abusing the living and the dead.
The IDF's deadly attack on the Turkish flotilla suggests to me that Israel benefits more from being at war than it would from being at peace. How would Tel Aviv justify both the financial and military aid it receives if there were no 'threat'?