Modern day Japan bombs the shit out of your harbor.
How do you respond?
Same shit as usual.
We don't even respond well to threats. Actual attacks make us so goddamn man that we'll attack nations that we're not even sure are responsible. God help you if we actually know who you are.
Israel seems to be doing just fine.
Maybe it's a slow burn.
I can still remember how the entire nation flew into a rage after 9/11. It was terrible and awesome in the old sense of the word to see such emotion from so many people. We certainly washed blood with blood afterwards.
It got played down pretty hard by both governments. If LBJ had gone on national TV and said "THEM FUCKING ISRAELIS BE KILLING OUR BOYS!" you would probably see Palestine there today.
I kind of like Japan.
Well, personally I just like Hokkaido as a province and the city of Osaka. Tokyo can go eat a dick. Sapporo is the cutest city I've ever been to. Being from the northern portion of my country it was funny as shit seeing how Japanese people don't seem to have a clue how to dress for the cold.
Fucking yoga pants and a light jacket on some women while they ran from business to business trying to stay warm. I've never seen natives who actually new less than me as a visitor about how to stay warm.