Yet, in coverage after coverage, the headline is inevitably that Israel hits Lebanon. Or Israel Army enters into Lebanon. The mention that Hezbollah started this by entering into Israel is always buried down in the text.
Here's the story I'd like to see:
Hezbollah committed an act of war against Israel today, launching a border incursion that killed Israeli soldiers and kidnapped two soldiers not killed in the initial raid. Israeli forces retaliated, bombing bridges, strafing roads, and destroying infrastucture. Israeli spokesmen said that if the two captured soldiers aren't immediately returned, along with the criminals who captured them and the officers responsible for issuing the orders, Israel would immediately begin a coordinated land and air campaign determined to punish the Lebanese government.It seems that when the Israelis respond to border raids, kidnapping, and indiscriminate killing of Israeli citizens, they are vilified in the world press. That's wrong. The story isn't that the Jews are responding to provocation. The story is that terrorists are still invading Israel.