josh knauer wrote:
Donnie Mac Leod wrote:
Because like Europe did such an excellent job of protecting Jews in he second world war.
I'm not sure it is actually off-topic, but rather is not relevant to the current instantiation of this problem. Bottom line is that decisions made during European colonization are the root causes of many of the current problems we are facing in the middle east, Israel being no exception. I would imagine that Donnie's overall point would be more to the fact that Europe really hasn't had any successful interventions in the middle east. Why would we believe they could now?
Agreed, but don't you think it would be beneficial to have a less biased party broker a peace agreement? According to the poll, the EU is perceived to be less so.
Hamas is militant and the Palestinians voted them in because they offered education, health care, etc. to a people who have been heavily sanctioned and left to deal with the sewage they are living in. There are many ways to be violent and Israel is in no way innocent. It seems that the Palestinians, being the ones with far less power, are having temper tantrums.
I think it is possible to get to the root of the violence. Retaliating with bigger and more rockets is not a solution at all.