Israel Faces Its 9/11: Amid the shock and horror, the nation stands together with moral clarity and resolve
Historical analogies are always tricky, but it’s hard to avoid the thought that Saturday was Israel’s 9/11. At least 600 are dead, hundreds wounded, and possibly dozens kidnapped in a country the size of New Jersey. Death, destruction and mayhem rained down on the Jewish state. But so did a moral clarity and resolve that characterizes democracies under attack—and that terrorists always underestimate.