The Israelis are worried, and rightly so. What they have a hard time admitting is that the situation they face now is because of their intrasigence and deception on the major issues between then and the Palestinians in the past.
Interesting, on the same day Haaretz editorializes for the first time about bringing an "international force" to Gaza to control the Palestinians a columnist also editorializes about the urgency to prepare for the next war and threaten the Palestinians the and the Arabs and the Iranians more than ever with a "terrifying deterrent force":
From the Haaretz columnist:
"It is inconceivable to see a war approaching - and fail to take action. It is inconceivable to understand that the failure of the 2006 war brings the 2007 war closer - and fail to do anything about it. It is inconceivable, simply inconceivable. At the very least, there should be a repeat of what Israel did immediately after the beating it took in the Yom Kippur War: a rebuilding of the army in record time, and the initiation of a political process without delay. At the very least, the Syrians and Palestinians should be brought face-to-face with a terrifying deterrent force, and offered the alternative of a meaningful process of dialogue. At the very least, there should be no provoking or striking out, and the neighbors should be confronted with a big stick and soft words."