Where did I say "do nothing" Delta? Implicit in what I was saying was, "Don't do something which makes matters worse." There are many ways in which Palestinian grievances could be lessened - such as by ceasing to build new settlements in the West Bank, giving equal citizenship rights to all in Jerusalem, stopping the building of the wall, etc.. Of course the conflict wouldn't end overnight, but it is common sense that the better people are treated, the less likely they are to support extremists of any ilk. (And this constant refrain about, in effect, Israel being insecure is getting very wearing and unconvincing.) Anti-zionist rhetoric issues from Iran - what else does anyone expect? - and there's a beat-up. Sharon, of course, seizes on it as a means to perpetuate the conflict which serves him and his kind very well. Scare tactics are typical of despots, e.g. the "mushroom cloud" which the Bush cabal used to scare the masses in America. "Look kiddies, the sky is falling down!"
At least 4 die in clashes between PKK militants, security forces in east Turkey (Reuters)
from the article: Demons in the skies of the Gaza Strip