Originally Posted by Direckshun
Angels we have heard on high.
I do not believe that the path for Palestine would be easy. I think it would be pretty difficult. It would take a phenomenal amount of restraint and patience.
Like just about anything worth pursuing does.
But restraint and patience only on the Israeli side, right? If a band of radical Jews (let's call them Jamas) started committing private acts of terrorism against palestinian innocents, would you be calling on the faction of palestinians who presumably want peace to restrain themselves or would you be calling on Israeli authorities to put an end to it?
Just to be clear, I think your approach is completely unworkable. There's no way Israel can just absorb whatever damage Hamas wants to inflict knowing that there is no peace-loving authority in Gaza to reign them in. Ever.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will