Israel has learned its lesson and now understands that international support for future war needs to be built months before the actual war breaks out. International criticism of Israel’s plans to destroy the Jihadist terrorist organization Hezbollah and its patrons in the northern Levant should be conveyed now to Israeli interlocutors. If nations think that they have better operational ideas, then they should say so now. It is certainly not fair to undermine the public diplomacy of an embattled ally in times of war. Israel does appreciate criticism which can improve its operational plans and now is the opportunity to influence the Israeli war effort. If they have better ideas for minimizing human collateral damage, then they should certainly convey those now to their Israeli interlocutors. However, once war breaks out should they be careful not to engage in official rhetoric which undermines Israel in the gargantuan propaganda war waged against her worldwide. This is the least Israel should expect from its friends, partners and allies around the world.