Terrorists have again cowardly attacked innocent people. Again we’ve seen scenes of explosions, chaos, people wounded and people dead.

Having lived in Israel for a long time I, like most people in Israel, am all too familiar with these scenes. We’ve seen them over and over again. During the 2001-2003 period alone there was an average of one suicide bomber on a cafe, school or bus a month or so. Yet Israelis continue living. They continue with their everyday activities almost with maniacal normalcy.

Why? How?

Terrorists thrive in the chaos and pain that follows an attack. If we show fear, if we show that our way of life has been disrupted then the terrorists win.