Haaretz today has the normal hand wringing editorial about the IDF being too aggressive and taking actions against the pals as if there is a war on but publishes the antidote to the Haaretz malaise with an op-ed piece from Moshe Arens:
But over these past two years, a third threat to Israel's existence has arisen - the Palestinian war of terror launched by Yasser Arafat in September 2000. Although possessing no tanks or aircraft that could begin to match the power of the IDF, Arafat believed that by terrorizing Israel's civilian population, he would manage to bring Israel to its knees.
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Now, the IDF's operations must be vigorously pursued till a decisive victory is attained - an end to Palestinian terror and the removal of the entire Palestinian leadership that launched this war. Such a victory, and nothing less, will serve as a deterrent to a renewal of this threat to Israel's existence in future year. There can be no greater mistake than returning at this time to negotiations with representatives of this leadership. Their removal must be an object lesson to future leaders of the Palestinian cause. Let us not pull defeat from the jaws of victory.