For or Against the Israeli-Palestinian Status Quo? It's a Word Game

The rhetoric used in the wake of the Israeli teens' murder indicates a clear fault line between those able to see a different future and those stuck in the murderous status quo.

When, one day, the bloody and hateful Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been reduced from a roiling boil to a quiet simmer, the divide over words and phrases will be seen to have been one of the best indicators of the most important fault line. It’s a fault line not necessarily between Israelis/Jews and Palestinians, but between those able to see a different future and those stuck in the murderous status quo.