The Israeli response to rocket attacks is disproportionate.
that depends on your point of view -
the Israeli point of view is slam it down hard before it gets worse, we will not be overcome again.
this from friends in Israel.
I have spent time there, its a beautiful country and I feel sorry there is so much conflict - quite unsettling to be scanned for guns and knives just when entering a shop.
in some parts Arabs and Israelis work and live together peacefully - in others "never the twain shall meet".
Peace in our time? There has not been any point in my lifetime where this has happened - there has always been a war happening somewhere on the planet.
Acording to Andrew Marr History of the World, we live in much more peaceful times than any of our ancestors.