The horror in Israel with regards to the conflict with the Palestinians has reached something of a climax with the accounts of scared people in Tel Aviv under rocket barrage.

If only we could identify some underlying cause for this attack that could be directly, straightforwardly addressed to stop such violent insanity in the future.

Hmm… Yeah, I got nothing.

Incidentally, could you imagine the uproar if there was an Arab attack on Jewish land on Yom Kippur, like a hypothetical raid on a mosque on the last Friday of Ramadan?

You actually don’t need to, because it happened already. Ten to twenty thousand people died in the Israeli response, most of them Arabs.

Damned if they do, and dead if they don’t — at least when it comes to Israel.



Christopher Sharp

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