As Israel fights against Hezbollah and Hamas (and, by proxy, Syria and Iran), we see our own struggle against terrorism playing out, under different faces. We have a modern, powerful Western military trying to fight its enemy, embedded thoroughly with a civilian populace, while the terrorists attempt to avoid direct confrontation with them and instead strike back by attacking civilians and (literally) raining terror down on non-combatants. While Israel goes after Hamas and Hezbollah strongholds and systematically attacking their ability to get resupplied by their proxy masters, the terrorists fire off more and more unguided rockets and missiles, just hoping that they will blindly kill and maim civilians.
It’s really not that different from our own struggle in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other places. Israel has responded to repeated vile provocations, and is reacting with force.
I’ve always been a staunch supporter of Israel, and this just reasserts my beliefs. They’re fighting another head of the same Islamist hydra we have been. In fact, they’ve been fighting more heads than we have, and for longer.