Worse still, it is not even ironclad guarantees of peace that we receive in exchange for our blood sacrifices, but whimsical wisps of hope that somehow we are moving in the right direction. The warnings of military experts that certain political maneuvers will result in disastrous losses of human life are cast aside. Only one side of the negotiation is in doubt, and that is what we will receive. What we are knowingly giving up is nothing short of infinite.

Until our nation’s answer to the trillion dollar question changes, we can expect only more of the same. After all, if Israel doesn’t value the lives of its citizens above all other considerations, why should anyone else?

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