the three sides of the israeli palestinian problem all seem to neurotically prefer the ongoing conflict for the risks of negotating and surrendering their security blankets. the palestiians could have declared a state from 48 onward, but chose to hate and fight israel in their ineffective way. israel too prefers the conflict so it can expand and not come to terms with the reality of the palestinian people, and the damage israel has caused by usruping land. it takes courage for all, but it seems the easy path of avoidance will continue until there is another catastrophe, even worse. may they return to the negotiating table now and be brave and enter history as peace makers..
Jewish teen sustains moderate wounds in stabbing in Jerusalem; assailant shot by police (Haaretz)
from the article: Would Israel accept a state-and-a-half solution?