In one sense, Israel remains among the few democratic societies in the Middle East, in another sense, Israel leaders continue to behave like every Muslim fanatic in the region. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that each and every event must elicit angry words and threats because the only thing that Muslims understand is the sword and planes of destruction. After a Hezbollah attack that cost the lives of two Israel soldiers, Bibi has been engaged in non stop threats. “We have proven that nobody is immune from our intentions to foil attacks against us. Thus we have acted and thus we will continue to act.” Yes, those are powerful words of anger. Yes, those words will be greeted with applause for those in Israel who believe that war is the only path to peace.
The Prime Minister has never used words to present a path towards peace. Is it his assumption that for another seventy years Israel must remain armed and ready for war? Is there never to be an end to this conflict? Perhaps, he is right. Perhaps for the next seventy years Israel remains an armed nation ready for war and war and war?
How about giving peace another shot?