Israel is wrestling against a swarming of pent-up hatred that was not content to wait for an opening, but created one with attacks and hostage-taking. It has entered into a life-death grip in earnest.
And now it is becoming all-out war. When a drone hits a warship, the gloves of restraint are off, and we will see worse before we see better.
It is the nightmare that everyone dreads.
It has affected the stock market which indicates the underlying worries on the large scale of impact, but I wonder about the latent resentments that are under the surface. There has been a growing anti-Semitism and murmuring against our support of Israel. Europe has long gone down the path of hostile sniping and continues.