After five months of a cease fire in which Hamas fired no rockets into
This led to a tightening of the siege of
The idea that Palestinian militants will cease their rocket fire into
We hear over and over again how
Digression: The term settlement is really not appropriate for what
Between the time the Accords were signed in 1994 and 2000, when
The Arab population of the area is now about equal to the Jewish population, yet
The Jews of the
Not saying the Palestinians don’t do everything in their power to harm Israelis in their midst, but they at least have just cause on their side. To repeat: Every people has the right to oppose military occupation.
What exactly so riles
They were supposed to accept previous agreements. Every agreement
Finally, the most complex problem is the insistence that Hamas recognize
On the point of destroying
Since Israel has made a two-state solution to the conflict impossible the only alternative is a single, strictly secular state with separate Jewish and Arab components where all citizens are treated equally and all have the right to live everywhere.
That is the pattern that was imposed on
Today it is a black mark on the name of the Jews, a thorn in the side of all Muslims and an embarrassment to all civilized nations.
There is no need for Jews to have a separate state that removes them from the progressive mainstream of humanity. Jews are valued and productive citizens in many countries around the world. With the exception of rare incidents, mostly provoked by the actions of
Not that I think that is any more likely than the goal of two states, but it’s really the only equitable, 21st century way to make a fair deal for everyone and needs to brought into the discussion.