Different responses could be caused not just by amount of honor. Israelis are getting blown up no matter what they do, they will lose lives if they don't search for bombs and suiciders efficiently. It's not some situation where if they pay for a free massage to every dude with Quran and kalashnikov they are not going to be blown up. They will be, until there is a stone or a tree behind which some Jew is hiding. So, maybe they cannot always pat themselves and glee on how magnanimous they are like T4A, but they are mostly alive -- it's not a bad alternative for being politically correct corpses. Europeans are in a different game. It's like a joke about two drunk hunters who see a bear and one hunter starts tying his shoes. The second hunter asks, "are you going to outrun a bear?", and the guy answers, "no, but i'll outrun you". Decision that European governments, media, and eventually the population in general made in this is to hide while someone takes trouble and expense about dealing with common danger. It's great -- you don't spend lives or money, someone else takes care of the problem, and you just sit and critique that someone else and tell yourself and your friends how much more sophisticated and noble you are. Sort of worked during the last war and after, now it became the only pathway in the brain. Free insurance is so great. Not only comparison of Germany and Israel is a good mantra to say for not being blown up, it justifies the past. You know, the fact that our parents put them on the trains to auschwitz is sort of understandable, because they knew that these were very bad people, just like nazi. This propaganda has been used for so long, it became a reflectory response for the Europeans, I guess this is what goes for display of honor in this case.By the way T, the problem was not exactly that dishonorable Germans looked for a bomb in the dirty underwear of some guys dressed differently -- they kind of burned all the wrong guys into ashes. As far as dishonorable countries go in your list you also forgot to mention US, that interned millions of Japanese during the WW2, just for them being Japanese. In general, me thinks it's a pretty slippery road with your division of societies in honorable and dishonarable.
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