The situation in Israel and Palestine is an enigma at this point. I've read things this week; some reactionary, some calculated, some propaganda, some straight bullshit and I'm no closer to formulating my own actual opinion on the situation. There are people who have dedicated their lives to this conflict on both sides, there are people who have dedicated their lives to this conflict who sit right in the middle. Jay Smooth says it better than me...as usual.
Pete Rosenberg's dad questions Israel's response and the overall affect it could eventually have on the Jewish state. He's talking about Ariel Sharon and Yitzhak Rabin. Prime Ministers who actually came out of conflict to allow growth in Palestine, from a strong military position which lead to them overseeing periods of peace, which is probably the best we can hope for at this point. Internal politics of the hard right Israeli lobbyists will probably make that difficult right now though.