Re "Deaths confirmed, Israel weeps as one," July 17
Hezbollah's depravity and Israel's fundamental decency were on full display last week.
It's hard to watch Lebanon's leadership accord heroes' welcomes to Samir Kuntar and his Hezbollah compatriots. Kuntar is not, as his supporters claim, "the conscience of Lebanon, Palestine and the Arab nation," but a brutal, mass-murdering thug. Kuntar will be forgotten soon.
I doubt Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser will be so easily forgotten. Goldwasser and Regev are the real heroes. They are home two long years after they were killed in battle. Israel paid a heavy price, not just in their deaths but to return them home.
I am proud that Israel goes to such lengths to redeem its captives, and pray that their families can begin to heal. Painful as it was, Israel made the right choice. Israel will move on, and so will we.