The Misplaced Jewish Guilt Syndrome - (TMJGS, for short)
As could be expected, Ha'aretz was quick to express guilt collective Jewish guilt in the aftermath of yesterday's cold blooded murder of 3 Jewish youth by Arab terrorists.
No, it's not what you think.
Ha'aretz wasn't expressing remorse for advocating that Israel release terrorists from Israeli prisons, that Israel continue to retreat from Judea and Samaria, or that Israel continue to provide goodwill gestures towards the "Palestinians" such as easing up at the checkpoints and roadblocks - that led directly to yesterday's attack...
No, Ha'aretz has no problem with any of those things.
But, here is something that Ha'aretz expresses Jewish guilt over:
Analysis: The Palestinian population will pay the price
Even if Israel refrains from harsh reprisals for Sunday's lethal terror attack, there is no getting around the fact that the Palestinian population will suffer from the steps the Israel Defense Forces will take to prevent other such attacks, such as the erection of additional checkpoints. The IDF will also continue its large-scale arrest operations, which, to date, have nabbed some 700 terror suspects in the West Bank.
We have a sickness. It's called: The Misplaced Jewish Guilt Syndrome - (TMJGS, for short).
The Talmud teaches us (clearly referring to those stricken with TMJGS):
He who is merciful to the cruel is destined to be cruel to the merciful
The first, and most difficult, step is to recognize that we are afflicted with TMJGS. Once we are able to do that, we will be able to begin our long road to restoring our national health (and self-respect).