BBC link corrected.
Israel totally baffles me.
You would have thought the nation would realise it needs good relations with its neighbours for its long-term security. Instead they seem hell-bent on upsetting the Palestinians. Already treating the Palestinians as non-people with no rights for years and years, it has now said peace talks (a real joke) are off if the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation goes ahead. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-27149225 .
Israel, please realise you need to make peace and not war unless you want to live forever in a state of insecurity.
Israel's position is strengthened by the ongoing support of the USA. Surely the USA must become more even-handed in the Middle East. It chooses its friends for its own vested self interest. The USA is a plutocracy not a true democracy. From Wikipedia, " In modern times, the term is sometimes used pejoratively to refer to
societies rooted in state-corporate capitalism or which prioritize the
accumulation of wealth over other interests." Is this not the USA?
The Middle East issues could so easily be fixed with a true will for peace on all sides. The precidents of N. Ireland and S. Africa give me some hope. Nations and individuals can and do change.