As this map illustrates, sometimes we take a position for almost purely practical reasons. The map
via Deo Vindice
On the other hand, even with the best of intentions, our hearts sometimes lead us where we should not go. Thus, I left a comment at this post, Israel’s Borders New and Old. It is not that I disagree with the author’s sentiments. I am just too dumb to have any idea how such beliefs can be practically implemented.
What I am relatively certain of is that the Israelis are behaving in a humane fashion, and the Muslims in the Middle East just want them dead (All of the Muslims? No, but how long would Israel last if they ignored the Muslims who want them dead?).
Here is a brief history of the Palestinian problem and an explanation of why the problem just won’t go away, UNRWA and Palestinian Suffering. Is it entirely accurate? I doubt it, but it is close to the truth as most of us will ever get.