It "depends on the person, but if you let him fall, help him up, and explain, eventually he won't fall; and even if he does, he will know how to get up." ~Guy Galboiz
In Israel, Ran Peker is a legend. During his military career, he fought in four of Israel's nation-changing wars. From the time he enlisted in 1954 until, as a Brigadier General, he left the IDF in 1984, Peker flew 350 missions - and shot down 7 enemy jets.
Israel's Sayeret Matkal, "the Unit," has been called "the most effective counterterrorism force in the world." Famous for stiletto-like operations throughout Israel's modern history, it remains a key weapon in the Jewish State's military forces.
In the early hours on Tuesday morning, in the middle of the night, the hills of southern Judea began to hum. Waxing and waning in volume, the hum persisted. In retrospect, it is virtually certain that the source of the hum was Israeli aircraft. Helicopters, and probably drones, were backing up and supervising raids of weapon mills hidden in the biblical, now Islamic, cities of Hebron and Bethlehem. See for yourself what Israel discovered.
After a mortar fired from Gaza hit the Israeli community of Sderot three days ago, Israel carried out two days of carefully targeted but intense bombing attacks. No one was killed. Still, why such a strong response?