Often, at times of conflict, Israel is preoccupied with how “the world” is reporting and understanding events. We are bitter that we are misrepresented — that the international community doesn’t realize we are defending ourselves against aggressors (rather than being the aggressors), doesn’t internalize the cynical use by Hezbollah (in south Lebanon) and Hamas (in the West Bank 10 years ago and now in Gaza) of local citizens as expendable shields for their terrorist activity.
They know. They just don’t care. Because they hate Jews, and they hate Israel.
Imagine Israel’s plight if they depended solely on the American “security umbrella” for the safety of their citizens. Most of them and their nation would likely be gone by now.