Via Kinsella’s site, a link to an article that’s reasonable but misses the context: Answering Israel’s critics
Both sides in this conflict are taking actions that, without any context or forward thinking, seem sort of logical and maybe reasonable. If I lived in a city that had rockets fired at it frequently, you bet I’d want something done about it. If I lived in an internment camp under the control of people who frequently carried out air strikes, kept taking more land and showed no motivation to help end the situation amicably, you’d bet I’d want something done about it.
But, as always, all that’s irrelevant without the context. Given the context we see this is nothing more than a continued struggle between two illogical, stubborn and hateful peoples.
Obama should declare that all aid to Israel will be cut off by the end of his first term if a new agreement is not in place and being implemented. Realistically, Israel is the roadblock to any agreement since they are the side giving something up, so their hand has to be forced somehow.
Failing that, the leaders of each side should meet for a no-rules fight to the death in a cage. Sounds stupid, but is it really when you consider how many thousands have died and they’re no closer to a solution?