The Israeli media are obsessing about the war in Iraq again. This has been happening at regular intervals for a few months now, and serves to get people panicky each time. I spent much of today attempting to calm down my friend at work, a young widow bringing up two young girls. Every time the war with Iraq comes up, she gets very jittery. I can understand, she’s probably very worried about going through this on her own, although she doesn’t say so.