Max, my friend, get your facts straight.
I will attempt to interpret some of your words:
* Max says, “Ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip,” but the truth is, Israel is just defending herself.
* Max accuses Israel of having, “a heavily regimented army of 10,000 public relations flacks,” but the truth is it is that Islamic and Leftist media, including AlterNet writers like Max, try to portray Israel as the aggressor, the bad guy, the little Satan. But the real flacks are the Obama Administration including John Kerry, ABC, NBC, NPR, and CBS who defend the terrorist Hamas led Palestinians!
* Max contends, “Gaza fighters were exclusively targeting active duty Israeli military personnel and avoiding attacks on civilians.” But the truth is, Israel is better able to protect itself and its citizens from the Islamic terrorist inspired and lead assault on Israel. If Hamas could kill all Jews they would.
It all boils down to this one simple fact:
"If the Arabs put down their weapons there would be no more war. If Israel put down her weapons, there would be no Israel." --- Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel.
Know Hamas, no Hamas.