Describing Israel as being solely responsible for the carnage in Gaza is only going to prolong Palestinian agony.
Whether you agree with the basic Hamas charter that each Israeli Jew must be killed and their bodies swept into the sea, or if you're simply appalled by innocents killed in Gaza, you really need to take a long look at two truths that will remain unchanged for a long time to come.
- Israel isn't going anywhere.
- Israel will stop rockets and suicide bombers from killing its citizens.
No matter how you feel about zionism and terrorism and who got to the land first, these two truths are not going to change. Ever.
If you come back and read this in ten years; they will still be truths.
Now, from your comfortable chair in your comfortable home, typing away on your comfortable computer, you can certainly hate Israel for what it does to stop those rockets and suicide bombers. That is well within your rights and that is what these blogs are devoted to. Expression, in all its forms.
However, if what you really want is to stop the carnage, you need to stop ignoring these truths. By ignoring the rockets, the suicide bombers used by a democratically elected government in Gaza, you only contribute to the madness continuing.
By ignoring the idea that no matter how many rockets are fired, Israel will be there the next day, you help Hamas believe that their answer (rockets and suicide bombers) will lead to a just solution at some point in time.
It won't. It can't. See the two points above. Work with them (whether you like them or not) as a beginning. Then write something that actually provides a workable solution to what is going on between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Somebody might even listen to you.