Burn down the disco
as ben shapiro said: if the israelis laid down their weapons tomorrow, there would be another holocaust; if the palestinians laid down their weapons tomorrow, there would be a palestinian state.
He’s right on the first point, but I see nothing to support the second. Presumably the Palestinians shouldn’t expect the West Bank as part of their state—Israel has been brusquely putting up settlements there and expanding them for years now: an ongoing project of land grab. Why do Palestinians get criticized for chanting “from the river to the sea” when it seems like that’s the very same thing Israel wants for itself? For the Palestinians it’s a pathetic pipe dream, but Israel has the actual muscle to make it happen (and so it does). Can Ben Shapiro give us a certified map of where the settlements are going to end?
At this point, what are the Palestinians supposed to settle for: a continually reducing West Bank and a 25-mile strip of land consisting of refugee camps and a city of rubble? The reason they are never going to put down their arms is because Israel has never behaved like an honest broker.