As the victims were being buried - in the same cemetery where young victims of a school bus ambush had been laid to rest three years earlier - thousands converged upon the northern Galilee town to mourn, grieve, and express their outrage.
"Mr. President, I am calling you on your cell phone because my heart goes out to you. I would call you on your regular line but I understand that your phone is tapped. I know that sitting there in Ramallah for so many months without the ability to move more than a few feet at a time must be extremely frustrating and nerve wracking.
"Sir - Please know that many, many patriots here in America favor and support Israel. I am an American military officer who, if not for my obligation to my country, would come and fight for Israel. You are all in our prayers."
Neturei Karta is a small sect of ultra-Orthodox "Jewish" extremists, best known for marching arm in arm with Yasir Arafat and endorsing every anti-Israel terrorist and anti-Semite on the planet as part of its jihad against Israel.
The president's war against the despots in Iraq and Afghanistan has had many encouraging consequences, as it convinced Libya and Iran, both enemies of the State of Israel, to come clean about their advanced programs for nuclear and chemical weapons.
While it might still be possible for some to pretend that Palestinian Authority leader Yassir Arafat's Fatah movement is a peace partner, no sane or honest person can harbor the same illusion about Hamas.