Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Sunday, 13 July 2014
The two-state Holy Land
I hate to say it, but it is high time that Palestinian men (and it always is men) and politicians just sit down, give up and admit they have been unfairly beaten.
In order for the rest of the world to help sort out this bloody mess, Palestinians must go against all natural instincts of masculine pride and justice, and stop throwing rockets over the wall into Israel, who will then have no excuse to throw rockets back in a much more efficient manner.
Squeezed into a tiny strip of land with the sea preventing them from further retreat, it is impossible for the most sophisticated Israeli weaponry to distinguish between an ordinary house or hospital and a rocket-launching site, simply because the two often serve the same purpose, and using civilians as a shield just cannot work, even if that is an unintended or impotent tactic caused by the lack of space.
Ordinary Palestinian people have become a tool for Islamic fascists, who just do not care how many innocent people get killed on either side. Someone is supplying them with more and more sophisticated rockets, and they cannot resist setting them off toward Israel.
Palestine has got to start as if it was day one and officially recognise Israel's right to exist, and Israel may start to relax and give the Palestinians a bit of breathing space. A few years ago, Israel was accused of paranoia against all Arabs, but now their fears are real. It is no longer a case of small boys throwing stones at tanks.
Of course you cannot ignore history - especially if the history of the nation is as young as Israel's - but this is a feud without end, and both sides have go against all their natural instincts for the sake of their ordinary citizens.
Up until the late 1940s, Jews, Christians and Arabs existed perfectly peacefully side by side as they had done for thousands of years. Would it be completely unrealistic to think that they could do this again?
Probably, or at least not until many thousands more women and children have been killed.