“A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.” —Napoleon BonaparteIsrael appologizes. Israel can appologize all it wants. Israelis may feel actual sorrow. Israel may express contritition for having made a mistake which cost over 60 innocents in the Lebonese town of Qana their lives for having had the bad luck to take shelter in a building that was too near a target. Those who offend can tear their clothing and strike their chest and cry out “mea culpa.” And why not? That's what Mel Gibson is doing.