Comments on: “The Middle East Conflict”: Mind your language! where the Arab world thinks out loud Wed, 16 Jun 2010 15:56:58 +0000 hourly 1 By: ilona@israel Sat, 12 Dec 2009 21:52:43 +0000 this is one lovely article! I also want to add that in Arab Spain one of jews was the adviser of the Arabian head of the country. And our cultures have much in common!

By: John Thu, 03 Dec 2009 13:19:16 +0000 You make a good point. However, the US press would never acknowledge this. It may be a free press, but it is biased. I often detect how they report issues in the Middle East with omissions that maybe unfavorable. John Stewart had an Arab man and Israeli woman on his show talking about their movement to bring reconciliation between the Palestinians and the Israelis. In her comments
she said Israel was in violation of hundreds of UN resolutions of human rights abuses. The interview was longer
than the normal 12 minutes. So they had to delete some of it. Her comments on the UN were deleted( actually bleeped).
However, the full interview was available on the Stewart WEB site.
Another misconception is that the conflict has been going on for thousands of years. I think the present situation is mostly related to the break up
of the Ottoman Empire and WWII.

Israel has a long term or a short term solution to the the problem. Unfortunately they are on the short term path. It may work for a few more decades, but not last for the long run. The population demographics are running against them. I think they need to draw up realistic boundaries and redistribute their population so each state is totally Arab and totally Jewish.

However, never having been there I don’t know if my solution is viable and what the human impact would be. However, partition has worked in the past.

If you look at history from Sumer, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Phoenicia, Persia, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Arabia, Turkey, Britain, France, the USA and on. I left out some of the players, just too many. One thing is certain, change will come.

Of course if they run out of water, the whole set of dynamics changes.