The cycle diagram below was inspired by Michael Freund's article "The Cycle of Absurdity" Jerusalem Post 12/5/01.

Palestinian Terrorists Attack Israeli Civilians

Palestinians feel encouraged by the International criticism of Israel to commit more terrorism.

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The international community feigns concern, expressing its "regret" and "revulsion" and urges restraint from both sides
international community condemns Israel's "excessive and disproportionate"

Israel takes limited measures to defend itself

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