The complete idiot’s guide to Mideast peace – part 137


Israel strikes Gaza in response to rocket barrage | The Times of Israel   ‘Air force carries out second string of hits on Palestinian enclave in 24 hours as tensions escalate in South’

A cloud of smoke rises over Gaza in the wake of an Israeli air strike (illustrative image: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90)

With Judaism, as indeed with all other major religions, its adherents are requested to repair the world (Tikkun Olam), not facilitate its breakup into yet smaller pieces still.

In the decades of conflict that have existed between Palestinians and Israelis, so much has been broken that it’s hard to see just where to start with any sort of repairs. As for carrying them out and having confidence in their completion, that prospect seems so far removed from reality that, even with the most optimistic interpretation possible, it could never be offered for serious consideration in the great scheme of things.

Then it may be time to toss a big spanner into that great scheme of things and then see what can be done with whatever might be the result. – ‘ for those of us with better things to do.’

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