In response to a lot of posts and messages around the internet of Arab or Israeli solidarity… I have to just say it: there will never be peace between Israel and Palestine. The conflict will be continuous and will never stop until the power dynamic of the region changes. Current events do not bode well for the future of this region.
You have a super powerful Israel and a dirt poor Palestine.
Israel is heavily subsidized by western powers and therefore will never accept any peace from a lesser armed enemy (Palestine) that doesn’t heavily favor… you guessed it: Israel. All regional powers will not accept Israel as a super power of the Middle East. While our Iranian (and Arab) friends have given up the pipedream of defeating Israel militarily, they all have a vested interest in funneling weapons and arms into the armed groups of Palestine to fight Israel by proxy.
As the secular dictatorships of the Middle East crumble into ashes, the replacements are forced to take the position of a staunchly anti-Israeli populace. As a result, unless the West decides to buy loyalty from dictators yet again in the Middle East, the conflict will only escalate. More and more open support for armed Palestinian resistance among regional powers will push Hamas into conflict.
The dreams of our oppressed and bewildered Palestinians are irrelevant so long as they focus their woes on Israel instead of on Hamas or armed groups.
As dirt poor Palestine becomes slightly more powerful, Israel will see even more justification for disproportionate responses to provocations. As the clock keeps ticking, Hamas’ support grows ever greater from the local populace each time Israel decides to bomb schools and mosques.
Israel cannot openly annex Palestinian territory, but they can slowly (and illegally) erode upon it. They will build settlements, attempt to geographically isolate, and continue to manipulate the international community who is too focused on the fake nuclear ambitions of Iran.
What will Palestinians do? Well naturally they will make for great documentaries. But as in ages past they will suffer. More than anyone else, they will suffer. Torn between the giants around them, they will continue to be used like pawns on a chess board to settle old scores and to rally support for rulers at home.
In the end; the fighting will continue and people will die. The western world cries about how terrible this conflict is, but is unwilling to stop subsidizing it OR to openly invade one or the other. As time goes on the injustices will only become greater; both sides grow more and more unwilling for any compromise, baring complete annihilation of the other. Every few months of the year we will watch the terrible trauma of war unfold on our 24 hour news cycles. Every year brings with it more gruesome photos, every year brings more death, every year brings more suffering.
Now if Florida wasn’t a swing state… THAT may just change the world. But this post certainly wont.
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