posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 09:55 PM
Using the analogy of disciplining your children, you must take into account that you are the leading authority figure in your family; your children
will obey you. Israel and Palestine, however, are not your children. For the sake of argument let's assume that Israel is your close friend's child,
and Palestine is his neighbor's child. You can't take away the toy from both of them because you do not have authority over both children.
In the same sense, it's not feasible to just take the land away from both Palestine and Israel; had we been the owners of the land we could perhaps
decide what to do with it, but this is not our land. To be fair, the land belongs to Palestine; to say that the Jew's deserve Israel because they
lived there some millenniums ago is like saying American's deserve Africa or Great Britain.
Basically, let's say you discover a shiny rock as a child, then lose it, then 60 years later claim that the shiny rock is yours even though it
hasn't been in your possession for decades; this would be crazy behavior, right?
There is no simple solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the two must decide upon peaceful coexistence or mutual ruin. One possible way to
ease tensions with Israel and the rest of the Middle East, however, would be to make Jerusalem an international city. Jerusalem is home to iconic
religious artifacts for all three major religions, including a very holy Islamic mosque, making it an international city would allow Muslims,
Christians, and Jews to each visit and worship there.