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Israel’s ‘Proportionate Response’ Doesn’t Stop Hamas Missile Attacks

The government and IDF still don’t take missile attacks seriously unless they hit Tel Aviv.

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No one was hurt when a missile from Gaza hit a Sderot factory, but the IDF's "proportionate response" did not hit a factory in Gaza.

No one was hurt when a missile from Gaza hit a Sderot factory, but the IDF's "proportionate response" did not hit a factory in Gaza.
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If and when Hamas starts launching missiles towards Tel Aviv, then the government will conclude that there is no virtue to a “proportionate response,” as described by the “president” on the West Wing TV series below.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

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  1. Grant Gochin says:

    Then it is time for a disproportionate response.

  2. Len Poling says:

    Soon the the middles will kill G-d forbid but there is a law of averages. Why wait? Your friend Obama has forsaken you. Wake up. There is no one other than Hashem. You will have have the greatest friend on your side. Take that step and be strong.

  3. I agree 100%, in fact I’ve been saying that all along. We here in the south are chopped liver to them, they just don’t give a hoot.

  4. Why is a missile flying into Israeli air space not good enough for a reasonable response. Why is Tel Aviv the magic city?

  5. Our loved ones/The Nation of Israel live in the North, South, West, and East. Please stop the missles hitting anywhere in Israel NOW (the people of Israel have been suffering for way too many years). If this will be related specifically to Tel-Aviv, we will talk again.

  6. GREAT question Howard. A minority of liberals ruling Israel does sounds strange to me too

  7. A proporcionalidade é uma medida da força da resposta. Esta tem que ser proporcional à capacidade de ataques com mísseis que o HAMás tem. Portanto, Israel deve bombardear Gaza o triplo do que vem fazendo.

  8. Let’s pray they start hitting Tel-Aviv

  9. I pray for peace but I think we need to hit Hamas so hard they think twice and this targeted strategy just doesn’t cut it. It doesn’t slow them down and they aren’t afraid. I don’t like the idea but I’m not sure what else might work.

  10. Trust in the God of Israel. Shalom

  11. Magued Hanna says:


  12. Chaim Szmidt says:

    Let's face it folks, there is only "proportionate response…" eliminate FOREVER the source of terror!!!!

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