Below is the first portion of a blog op-ed by Eylon Aslan-Levy published in The Times of Israel on Monday.
Many thanks to JP for the link, which he says he found via The Telegraph:
Speak now, or forever hold your peace
By Eylon Aslan-Levy
If and when Israel embarks on a major offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, a lot of people — watching from a safe distance — are going to be very cross. Human Rights Watch will be up in arms; Amnesty will be outraged. The BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera will show harrowing pictures (real and fabricated) of Israel’s “disproportionate” action. My Facebook feed will be full of friends expressing horror at Israeli air strikes in Gaza, and #GazaUnderAttack will be trending on Twitter. All this, to the tune of another, repetitive chorus of Restraint from the diplomatic choirs of foreign governments.
So to everyone who, as is looking increasingly inevitable, is soon going to be tutting and sighing and condemning Israel for finally retaliating against Hamas, I have one message:
Speak now, or forever hold your peace…
Read the rest at The Times of Israel.