A curious feature of the Israel-Palestine conflict is that many of the most intractable views exist outside the geographical area. If you look at the Palestinian side, the first 2 state solution supporters emerged inside the
Likewise, you can fin some of the most strident views against any sort of compromise, not in
The prisoner swap involving Samir Qantar has demonstrated this curious situation.
“I will literally walk out on
and no longer support nor fundraise for the country any longer if they release Kuntar under any circumstances. I will no longer spend time working with various international organizations who benefit Israel through appeals and public relations……………If anything, Israel should have executed members of Kuntar's family in Lebanon in response to his unimaginable crimes, …………………….Releasing him would be a slap in the face of myself and everyone who has labored extensively for decades on behalf of the state of Israel, and I will no longer support the country financially or through any other means moving forward should he be released.” – second_coming Israel
“Frankly, I get the impression that the current Israeli administration has changed the country into something that's very difficult for me to support.
For me, it started with the
Likewise, the years of IDF failure to secure the country from Hamas and Hezbullah raised serious questions about what Israelis are doing with our money, military assistance and political cover.” – NewsGuy
But that’s not going quite far enough for our now disillusioned
“This is yet another wake-up call to show that so much of Israeli society is weak and stupid, led by a corrupt, immoral government -- due to its own fault. I am constantly reminded that while I support
His lament continues,
“We all know that the big concern for the lives of Israeli citizens and this big show of moral superiority are really a cynical joke to cover up
Any compromise or negotiation is “weakness”.
I guess it’s easy to demand more blood when it’s others blood, and you’re sitting in your favourite armchair far, far away in