There's been a slew of diaries on this issue. So why am I bothering to write another one? Because I have read many and have decided that I do have something to bring to the dialog.
Namely that, angry young men don't want a dialog. And what we have in the middle-East is a slew of angry young men with nowhere for their ambitions and dreams to go.
It is a psychological fact that violence, both interpersonal and international is generally done by angry young men. Older people who should know better, exploit the natural irritability of young men and stir them to violence. I blame the leadership, for providing no leadership other than telling angry young men to, HAVE AT IT!
Two recent diaries that I found compelling have addressed the continuing phenomena and drama of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A long-winded and inciteful diary by David Mizner: http://www.dailykos.com/...
And a short and insightful diary by Markos: http://www.dailykos.com/...
There are two simple truths. 1. All parties to the conflict have to want peace. 2. Angry young men with no hope, no alternatives, no way to realize their ambitions and dreams, will resort to violence.
I strongly disagree with David Mizner's comment: "In any case, my main point is that terrorism by the occupied doesn't justify occupation."
The terrorism demands that someone intervene to stop the violence. The question is WHO should intervene and pull the parties in dispute apart to cool them off and begin a dialog.
I nominate Barack Obama.