Since there is so much going on in Japan and Libya, it appears that a crime against humanity has flown under the news radar. My dad is a total news junkie, and if I know news he doesn't, there is a problem. (My news sources are Facebook and Twitter. No TV for this girl for a couple of years. I know this means I'm lazy, and I'm ok with that.)
Someone snuck into a heavily-guarded "settlement" (whatever your political views are, nothing excuses this kind of sick behavior) and slaughtered two parents and three of their six children while they slept. The children were 11, 4, and 3 months old. Apparently mom put up a decent fight though. Thankfully, they missed two of the children, and the sixth was with the local Bnei Akiva group (a religious youth group that also exists in the US and probably everywhere else too).
Quite frankly, I don't know my own political views on "settlements" and Israel before Moshiach yet. A political science degree and eternal optimism make me want to consider every possible angle and reserve judgment. But stabbing a 4 year old through the heart and slashing an infant's throat is calculated to turn people into hawks. Or simply shows a total lack of humanity.
Gazans celebrated in the streets and gave out candy.
Lesson: Hawks v. Doves is a well-known way of categorizing Israelis' (and anyone else who is pro-Israel's) stance on national security. It's hard to explain the stances, but I'm sure the names help you figure it out. The particular issues and platforms may change, but those are the philosophical foundations.