When Israel bombs Palestinian children, that’s regarded as audacity. In a warped sense of righteousness, the blatant aggression is sanitized as audacity, a term usually used positively. It’s taken as a good thing. Indeed, there is a preferred term for it. It’s called Chutzpah. The term Chutzpah is actually used indignantly, to describe someone who has over-stepped the boundaries of accepted behavior with no shame.
But typical of the hypocrisy of the west, chutzpah has developed ambivalent and even positive connotations. Indeed Chutzpah is used to express admiration for non-conformist but gutsy audacity. In realpolitik, it is sometime expressed as a truism- Israel has the right to its self defense. Preventive killings and genocide as a means of defense is the ultimate chutzpah.
The Palestinians whose weapons of choice consist of slings, stones and ancient grenade launchers, don’t. People have even accused Palestinians to having it coming to them. Hamas and Hezbollah to the North are responsible for the death of Palestinian children and women. Palestinians deserve to die because they refused to have an independent state. They deserve to because their only object in life is to kill every Jew in this world. Some people regard chutzpah as "gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, incredible 'guts,' presumption plus arrogance. Hence chutzpah has degenerated into a term that expresses a grudging admiration.
So when the IDF bombs houses, shoot children point blank in the head, they can always plead self defense. They can justify the killings as preemptive strike on those out to kill them. Israel’s behavior is tolerable because its Israel’s national chutzpah. Having killed children and women, Israel asks the world for leniency and understanding. Accepting Israel’s explanation is like treating the Israeli behavior as the ultimate chutzpah. The popular version of the ultimate chutzpah is like the example of the boy who, having just been convicted of murdering his parents, begs the judge for leniency because he is an orphan. Israel is the world’s orphan.