Unless you've been living under a bridge for the last couple weeks, you should be aware that things have heated up with a huge increase in rocket attacks from Gaza into urban areas in Israel, launched by Hamas Palestinians. Israel has been replying with air strikes that have killed civilians because the missiles have been sourced in residential areas.
Israel is now talking about the need to put boots on the ground in Gaza pretty much going house-to-house, which will likely kill even more civilians.
Attempts are underway to bring about a diplomatic solution, but assuming the future will look like the past, many would argue that's a waste of time.
What are your thoughts?
that's a wonderful quote
"Might makes right." "He who wins gets to write history."
"Those who do not repeat history are condemed to forget it." —Sarlos Cantayana
Mhat do you whean?
Both sides need to answer for what they do but let's not forget who the aggressors have been recently. Israel needs to stop using disproportionate force and both sides need to stop the propaganda wars based on religious ideas. Until religion/racism is kicked out of the equation I sadly don't see a sustained peace happening any time soon.
Nice bit of propaganda you have there, personally I tend to pigeonhole people based on which side's propaganda they offer as "evidence" for their foregone conclusion.
Israel needs to stop using disproportionate force...
WTF? Well, how about they blindly lob thousands of missiles into Gaza as a proportional response. The Hamas forces in Gaza lob missiles and mortars into Israel not caring where they land. At least the Israeli jets have specific targets despite the collateral damage! If Hamas truly cared about its own people, it could locate its missile launchers away from the civilian population. Of course, that would make them easy targets and there would be less waving of the bloody shirt for its propaganda value.
Israel has a big problem coming to a head in a few years. The proportion of its population which is not Jewish and is primarily Palestinian is growing until the Jews will be in the minority. Whether it remains a democracy then or becomes some semblance of an apartheid state.
Don't disagree with anything, Dale, except it was Joshua, not Moses - old Mose tapped a rock one extra more than Yahweh told him to, and after getting all of the people out of Egypt and leading them for forty years in the desert, was rewarded for all his work by being left on the wrong side of the Jordan - Yahweh didn't have the greatest retirement plan.
So, with Secretary H. Clinton going to Israel to help broker a cease fire, what does Hamas do? They leave a bomb on a Tel Aviv bus, and in Gaza, after the bomb explodes, they distribute candy to children in celebration.