The Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on for 73 years, and in those 73 years there have been many incidents and casualties. These incidents keep recurring every period making the road to peace, security and stability extremely hard. It is not without reason that the conflict is marked as an intractable one by International Relations professionals. If the years on conflict have demonstrated one thing, it’s that violence will never settle it. Both sides in the conflict must fully realize this and leadership that is willing to stop using violence is required to escape this cycle.
Alon Ben-Meier is very correct by asking the following question: “I challenge every Israeli and Palestinian to show me, is there a way out of coexistence?”. Israeli’s and Palestinians live together, and living together means cooperate and collaborate with each other. Living in harmony and resolving differences on a non-violent way. Both sides are needed in this process.
The whole world is watching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and there is a wide range of opinions on how to solve the matter. It is up to parties like the United States and Saudi Arabia to persuade the parties involved to sit around the negotiating table. This is realistic, fair and does justice to the complexity of the conflict in order to reach a equitable solution.
When Hamas and Islamic Jihad fire more than 2000 rockets on Israel, Israel is expected not to react. But it does, rightfully so as any other state would do.