Clearly, and rightly, the Israel/Palestine conflict is the source of much anger, hostility, destruction, violence — and it provokes many people to speak out. With much emotion, too.
So, my involvement with OneVoice, along with my support for FIDF has been a source of emotional response, to say the least. Since Twitter is a poor forum for intelligent discussion and since most of the people spewing at me are not interested in intelligent discussion, I will offer only this one response and then I really don’t intend to respond to individual praise or assault in this venue.
There is only one possible outcome of this conflict that won’t be completely tragic – two states for two people. Israel is not going away, regardless of what you feel about it’s legitimacy, it’s values, it’s people. And Palestine is not going away, regardless of what you feel about it’s legitimacy, values or people. You can scream and yell and fight until time itself ends, but they will both be there in the end. Or worse, unthinkably – neither will be there.
So, logically and humanely – there must be two states, independent and free, secure, with good resources, capable of sustaining it’s people and upon which a real future can be built.