SD Writes:"The alternative would of course be to accept compromise" Well Israel has accepted the two state solution since 1947, for over 60 years. It would seem it's the Arabs who need to compromise! As you state in your post but that"of course require an intelligent and rational people." So far Israel has had no such luck, have they? As we all know Israel has one stated goal to live within recognized borders in peace with its neighbors. Hamas, the elected government of the Palestinians have stated recently they still want to destroy Israel and refuse to recognize its right to exist. Very "rational" of them.
Al-Shabab militants overrun African Union base in southern Somalia (AP)
from the article: Palestinians try to breach East Jerusalem checkpoint