Following a memorial service for those who died in Auschwitz, Barak wrote,
"Remember and don't forget.
Preserve our strength and know to depend only on ourselves.
A strong Israel is both consolation and revenge for all those who died.
Auschwitz - never again."
Punishment in retaliation for a wrong done.
The Germans better look out if, as suggested by Barak, revenge is the Israeli policy in relation to the German genocide of the Jews at Auschwitz and other camps 70 years ago.
But the Israelis should also remember that the Palestinians in Gaza are not German and had no part in the Holocaust