Good idea but disastrous implementation.

It is a good idea because when two children are fighting, than sometimes it is the best to send each one of them to his room. After each one of them will calm down from all the bitterness and the frustration, it may be easier to make them think rationally again. It is also help to demonstrate which room belongs to which child.

Its implementation is disastrous because Israel – who is the side which is building the wall – is trying to gain some little extras on the way. Israel is doing that by pushing the borders a little bit to its own favor, and by building walls (which are officially part of the big wall) who separates between Palestinians to Palestinians, in order to “stress” the population.

* More details about the Israeli West Bank barrier can be found here


Clouds of War

February 3, 2009

Another thing to keep in mind regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is that it can not be “ended”. A peace is possible, but ‘peace’ is not equal to ‘ending the conflict’. There is no peaceful situation hiding underneath the war and the war is not on top of anything. “Removing” the bad part will not leave us with a healthy body.

The real thing is a super-complicate situation, which no one fully understands. This super complicate situation reached a stability that characterized, among the rest, by some level of violence. The violence is only a side-effect of deeper forces.

Focusing on the “ending the conflict” part, and ignoring the whole system, will just re-shuffle the ingredients of this explosive.

It is not about ending the conflict, it’s about changing the situation. There is a big difference.


As the following drawind demonstrates: