Palestinian protestors burn a makeshift Israeli flag, bearing Nazi swastikas on each side of the Star of David, during a demonstration against Israel's continuing assault on Gaza in the refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh near the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon on December 30, 2008. Arab capitals have been the scene for daily protests since December 27 against the continuing Israeli onslaught in the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 360 Palesitnians. Israel today readied troops on the Gaza border and warned its assault on Hamas could last for weeks, as jets pummelled Islamist targets for a fourth day amid a diplomatic push for a truce. AFP PHOTO/MAHMOUD ZAYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Plenty of Palestinian Passes

Activists who genuinely want to see peace between Israelis and Palestinians need to internalize a memorably alliterative warning: plenty of Palestinian passes perpetuate the impasse. The more global opinion ignores or rewards irresponsible behavior by Palestinians, the more likely renewed violence (rather than peace) becomes.

There are enough instances of unfair and counterproductive “Palestinian passes” to fill a tome, but here are some recent examples.

  • V10_Rob

    The only thing standing in the way of a Palestinian state is Palestinians.

    • mobuyus

      And the inconvenient fact that there is no such thing as a “palistinian”.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Western governments are still hoping that the Arabs and other Muslims can finally solve their Jewish problem for them.

  • Reader

    Yes, Virginia there is a palestinian state. It’s called Jordan, though it is ruled by the Hashemites who were displaced from the west Arabian coast by the Saudis.

  • Physics grad

    Palestinians want nazis, so israel should give them their best imitation of nazis and round the muslims all up and exterminate them.