Paul over at Brainshrub does a fantastic, pretty balanced, thumbnail sketch of the Israel/Palestine conflict. Highly recommended for those in the United States of Amnesia. Quote:
Or, to boil the whole thing even further – The I/P conflict is bastards fighting bastards who are backed by rich bastards. It’s doesn’t matter who you want to substitute the first two bastards for: Israelis or Palestinians. It’s a never-ending tale of pain and woe, who’s only justification is: “He started it!”
and in part 2
Palestinians are mad that their homes have been taken from them, and the people left behind are treated like animals…. The Hebrews want a home for their people because they’ve been persecuted everywhere else.