It is time for Israel to stop looking the other way whenever the Palestinians assail everything we hold dear. If it is a war of symbols they want, then Israel should not hesitate to respond. A good place to start would be to tear down the Orient House in Jerusalem, raze the site, and close it once and for all.
Similarly, the Muslim Wakf must be held accountable for the damage that it causes to the Temple Mount, site of the ancient Jewish temple. If the Wakf is unwilling to cooperate, their authority can and should be taken away.
We simply can not afford to allow the Palestinians to continue to spit in our faces, and then call it rain.
Our foes understand well the importance of symbols. They realize that despite their name, symbols are not merely symbolic, but have substantive value too.
The question is, when will we?