‘Netanyahu injures leg during friendly Arab-Jewish soccer match.’

Now that’s the sort of headline you don’t see very often. But stranger things have happened and, no doubt, they will continue to do so.

With respect to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and whatever future course it takes, this will be confined broadly to one of three possibilities:

1….It runs on in its customary manner with little prospect of a negotiated peace in sight. Too much blood has been shed, along with too many tears for any lasting accommodation to be reached.

2….Some cataclysmic event or series of such will arise, after which the contest is ended by the simple expedient of there being so few left alive to keep it going.

3….A new set of circumstances arrives to move the situation to a level never before encountered, rendering its closure, if not absolutely 100% guaranteed, then certainly so close to that condition that almost no difference at all can be detected.

The first may be seen as a result of actions taken by Man, the second by those of God and, as for the third, this must be sourced from the only other player still on stage, that of the conflict itself.

If a choice could be made to elect one of the above, which one do you think might get the most votes?

Be rational and try to give reasons why.