Read more: Israel dismisses UN critique of Easter ‘incident’ | The Times of Israel

Well, the Israeli response here is the standard one, par for the course and nothing out of character. It’s indicative of a knee-jerk reaction, a circling of the wagons whenever any perceived attack comes into view. And that may be their main problem with the overall situation as well.

In Israelis, there has long existed a form of siege mentality, a Massada complex that has become the instinctive, even dominant mindset of all concerned. Given their somewhat unique set of circumstances, this is not an unnatural phenomenon nor is it entirely unexpected. But it does tend to immobilise thought patterns, these remaining fixed and unable to keep up with new developments and ever-changing times.

But new developments are inevitable and all successful proponents in the art of change will always have something in reserve, a ready-made formula to confront whatever happens next. – ‘for those of us with better things to do.’

And for whatever happens next.The Unexpected Journey II by MachiavelliCro