The incomparable Edler of Ziyon has an excellent post about the Hamas newspaper Palestine Times celebrating (yes, celebrating) the tenth anniversary of the suicide bombing of the Matza restaurant in Haifa. This Arab owned venue was supposed to be a place where Jews and Arabs could mix in safety. But sixteen civilians died in the attack, leading the New York Times – among others – to quote Israeli “experts” about the impossibility of stopping suicide bombers.
This is what the Elder says, and it is worth printing out and sticking on the front of your fridge:
We know now that Israel did stop the suicide bombings, with a combination of offensive thrusts into terrorist enclaves, a huge push to improve intelligence, and the building of the security fence.
The “experts” were wrong, which is a good thing to keep in mind when you read analyses today about how other things are supposedly impossible as well.
That is, indeed, an important perspective to maintain.