The days of Israel being seen as a new nation surrounded by hostile neighbors is over. It is no longer the sanctuary of homeless Europeans displaced by a tyrant bent on genocide romanticized in "Exodus" and supported by other nations feeling guilty about having turned away Jewish refugees before and during WWII. Instead it has become the aggressor being led by the right wing nationalist Netanyahu. Israel acts like the bratty little kid who taunts his enemies knowing his big brother will come to his rescue in the event the dispute comes to blows. As far as I'm concerned the US should not send one more dime or bullet to Israel. They should sink or swim by their own efforts and work out their differences through diplomacy in their religious wars.
Absolutely NOT.....Its pretty sad these people have fought all these years because of Abraham's Bastard Palestinian child. Our country has a history of getting involved with other country's affairs and it always ends in Disaster...Its time our country focus on our issues and maybe we can resolve them.
Even if it were to end, it wouldn't be overnight. I agree with your overall feelings that Israel is the aggressor, that they have to vacate the West Bank, allow Palestinians to use Jerusalem, and allow the Palestinians have a country. How all that should/could come about I don't have a clue. I'm sure there are people around with legit ideas. And yes, the US should reduce their arm deals with Israel and many other parts of the world, but as long as $ is king, wars will continue.
Netanyahu is a bright thug engaged in imperialism, aggressive nationalism and apartheid-like action. We should say to Israel:" If you will show the wisdom and courage to sincerely try to create a lasting peace with your adversaries, and to treat Palestineans as real first class Israelis we will guarantee your security. If not, we cannot morally back your actions and you will find yourself increasingly isolated."
This is just 2 groups of people who instead of coming together and recognising their similarities have decided that it'd be easier and for some reason more logical to just kill one another for the sake of a religious text and the ideals within them. When you murder someone for their opinion I think maybe it isn't justifiable. But who really cares who dies? At the end of the day it doesn't affect me so I say let mad dogs kill mad dogs.
I agree with your whole statement, but, to play devils advocate, what would happen when Israel becomes a completely independent rogue nation, immune to any 'western' influence? Perhaps the US should use it's influence to tame the beast that is disturbing most of the planet?
The Israel/Palestine problem was created by the winners of the first world war, with the Balfour Declaration, and they have conveniently washed their hands of it letting the US pick up the cudgels to continue supporting the state that was thus created. Unfortunately once the eggs have been scrambled there is no putting them back in their shells so to speak, so the resolution of the situation that has developed will probably take many generations, and more bloodshed.