Originally Posted by BigRedChief
I'm for the two state solution. I think most Israeli's are too. The problem is security of that new Palestinian state. You are an Israeli sleeping in your bed and someone fires a rocket into a populated city and it lands in your childrens bedroom.
Until the security issue is resolved, nothing is going to be done. I believe that there will never be a lasting peace because the extremist on both sides will not allow it to happen. I'm totally surprised that a Hasidim group has not blown up the Dome of the rock yet.
And unfortunately if the Israel's are allowed to determine their own path, the Palestinians can't be involved. They need their own separate path.
There are always violent nutjob extremists on all sides. Even the US has it's own violent nutjob extremists. But all sides don't have equal violent nutjob extremists. We should stop saying things like "extremists on both sides" when we talk about the Israeli/palestinian problem. The extremists on the palestinian side are by far the worse problem here and that needs to be pointed out with clarity, IMO.
Other than that, I tend agree with most of your takes on this subject.
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