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Those in southern Israel understand the war is real

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Submitted by LB (United States), Nov 16, 2012 at 02:07

This might be a media show for Hamas who might have motivations other than simply killing more Jews, but for those living in southern Israel (and increasingly central Israel), the pain they have suffered over the last decade plus from Palestinian rocket attacks is real. Israel needs the media to convince world powers not to force it to stop defending itself.

That Israelis have to persuade the world to let it defend innocents is outrageous. But so be it. Using social media is an important means to that end. But it is not the end itself. Stopping the rocket attacks (and, dare we dream, making peace) is the goal. As long as the world has to be convinced that Israelis have a right to defend themselves from those who make no secret of their genocidal ambitions, then that goal will be hard to reach.

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