No equation with the Palestinians inmy post - don't know where you get this from. But Alan it seems either your choice of reading material or your reading comprehension is lacking, as the turth is the reverse of your claims. I will not go into detail as I feel it would be a waste of my time. And please don't speak for the 'international community' (who on earth is this?) - as it reeks of your biased information sources and is something that does not exist.
Judge orders Jerusalem Gay Pride attacker to undergo psychiatric evaluation (Haaretz)
from the article: ANALYSIS: To free Shalit, Israel must avoid arrogant declarations