All the internationalist condemnations right now of Israel for its "disproportionate response" are really attempts to get the Israelis to fight at a level low enough to be logistically sustainable for Hamas.
Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace. James Madison. You are not required to complete the work, yet you are not allowed to desist from it. Pirkei Avot 2:21
If you reward cruelty with kindness, with what do you reward kindness? Hillel
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
I'm a patriot. I love my decadent, cosmopolitan, self-indulgent, racially mixed, godless, intellectually dilettante, drug-abusing, promiscuous, queer-loving country. And its flag is the Stars and Stripes. Patrick Nielsen Hayden
When a man comes to kill you, kill him first. Sanhedrin 72a