If you look to the right of this blog, you will see that Richard Avalon Jr.and we exchanged some tweets concerning the relationship between the Israelis and Palestinians. The essence of the discussion is, who’s land is whoses? The problem with this issue is that it can never be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction.
Think about it. Is America going to turn the continent back to the American Indian Nations? Which of the nations and what was their territorial boundaries?
Do we turn California back to Mexico and lose a chunk of America’s western border?
Of course not.
The relevant question should be, how do we help the Palestinians grow into a successful nation?
The Arab nations do nothing to help. Their focus is to use the Palestinians as the tip of their sword to destroy Israel.
Do the Arab nations help the Palestinians with real economic development? No.
Do the Arab nations help the Palestinians build a real educational system so that the Palestinian children can learn that life is to live while death is just an inevitability rather than something to strive for? No.
Do we remember that it was first the Jordanians and then the Lebanese that expelled them from their lands? No.
In reality, the Israelis and Palestinians should be natural partners. Israel is an economic powerhouse. The Palestinians should leverage the Israelis technology, money etc to become a successful nation and help its people.
The West Bank, which does not engage in violent activities like Gaza, is much more successful economically than Gaza. Violence does not lead to economic security or happiness. Good relations do.
Israel is encircled by hostile nations bent on their destruction. The Palestinians are trapped in a never ending cycle of violence and hostility; even among themselves.
Edwin Starr sang the truth, “War, (yeah), what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.”
It is time to follow the advice of the Youngbloods-