I think the media is not covering this very well so I will blog about it.
Israel is acting out of its own self-defense because the terrorist group Hamas was and is sending suicide bombers and rockets into Israel. The United States would do the same thing if a terrorist organization took over Mexico or Canada and then proceeded to kill American civilians. Gaza used to be part of Israel. Israel decided to unilaterally withdraw, including moving settlers out of the Gaza strip in 2005. They did this out of the goodness of their heart, and this is what they get in return! This is not a pre-emptive strike caused by the changing of the American President. This is an emptive strike against terrorists who are hiding among civilians. It is much more justified than the United States invasion of Iraq where the United States was simply denied the right to search Iraq’s military arsenals.
The problem is that Hamas and Iran want to wipe out Israel and kill Jews. If they say and mean that is not what they want to do, Israel would abide by the two-state solution. The terrorism must stop. Israel must also stop killing innocent people in Gaza. I hope President Elect Obama gets this.