The War That Never Ends Begins A Violent New Chapter

"Everybody sees a difficulty in the question of relations between Arabs and Jews. But not everybody sees that there is no solution to this question. No solution! There is a gulf, and nothing can bridge it ... We, as a nation, want this country to be ours; the Arabs, as a nation, want this country to be theirs." --DAVID BEN-GURION June 1919

Why do they fight? What is it about the Middle East that makes its conflicts so intractable, such that one summer's guns ineluctably conjure up so many earlier spasms of violence? Why the hate, and where is the healing?...

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