One American military officer, a former commander of an air defense unit, said this of Israel's propaganda campaign: "It is almost as though they dragged poor Winston Churchill" out of the grave.
News reports have Israel's braving incoming Hamas rockets, "stiff upper lip," while intelligence reports tell another story. There is panic, frankly, as would be expected considering the fact that Israel is used to having others do her fighting."
Key to Israel's strategy is something learned from Britain during World War II. Hamas rockets can only be targeted if impacts are reported and range and direction are adjusted, perhaps to pound downtown Tel Aviv.