In order for the bloodshed in Gaza to stop, both sides need to feel the pressure to stop this barbaric war that is ruining lives and killing children.
As soon as the Palestinians end their aggression against Israel, Israel will automatically end their defense against that aggression.
Until the Palestinians end their aggression against Israel, nothing will make Israel end their defense against that aggression.
Instead both sides are feeling encouraged to continue the brutality, and it is the Obama administration that is adding fuel to the fire.
The Obama Administration is not responsible for the fact that Palestinians refuse to ever make peace.
The US is even paying Israel for continuing this bloody war and recently gave Israel more rockets and mortar shells (since apparently they were running out of them).
We are proud and happy to have done so.
The US could stop this war and end this bloodshed. It is simple... we can just pull out. We could stop sending money. We could stop giving bombs. We could refuse to participate until both sides decide to solve this diplomatically.
That would make the bloodshed even worse.
The Palestinians would not halt their aggression against Israel if we did that. And without our aid, Israel would be forced to be much more ruthless in their self defense.
If the US just stopped being part of this war, the pressure on both sides would dramatically increase until they would both be forced to the table.
The only people here who refuse to make peace are the Palestinians.
If the US withdrew aid to Israel, it would do nothing to pressure the Palestinians to make peace.
Most likely it would make the Palestinians even less willing to make peace.
I don't see this happening. Obama, Peace Prize and all, seems to be too much of a coward to truly work for peace.
Nonsense. Mr. Obama went to unimaginable lengths to make peace. It isn't his fault that the Palestinians refuse to make peace.
Sadly, the US is a combatant in this conflict and we have lost any moral authority or ability to act as a peacemaker.
That's OK. The time for peacemaking is over anyway.