Gunga, you wrote:
What exactly would you have the Israelis do? Just sit there and take it??
I’m going to take that question seriously, Gunga. I hope you can take my answer seriously…even if you disagree with it to the point of steam coming out of your ears.
What I would have the Israelis do is to close shop and move the state of Israel somewhere else…preferably to somewhere in the United States.
It was a mistake to set the state up there…which, from my reading of things, almost everyone offering an opinion at that time recognized. Almost everyone at that time, including many Zionists, warned that doing so would mean almost constant fighting.
I also understand the incredible connection Jews have with that area. But I am not saying that any of the Jews currently living there have to move out…and I am not saying that the state of Israel should cease to exist….just that the state of Israel should cease to exist there.
I think the problem cannot be resolved as things now stand, Gunga. Truly, I do not think peace is possible between the Jews and the Arabs…so long as the state of Israel exists there.
I also don’t think there is a snowball’s chance in Hell of my suggested solution even being considered.
That being the case, I think everyone has to understand that the Palestinians will continue to lob rockets and snipe…and the Israelis will continue to conduct campaigns like the one in which they are now engaged…and the killing and maiming will go on.
I don’t see how it can end…and the only solution folks on your side of the aisle on this issue ever suggest"is change on the part of the Palestinians and Arabs.