Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Middle East war

You would need the wisdom of Solomon (and probably that would not be enough) to propose a settlement to the wars in the Middle East.
For many years my views were coloured by the film "Exodus' which I saw as a teenager and I had every sympathy for the Jews and little for the Arabs.
Now I understand that the desire by the West to recompense the Jews in some way for the crimes of the Holocaust has caused untold suffering for the Palestinians. I have no support for Hezbollah but do believe the overreaction by Israel is losing them many friends. I feel terrible anguish at the suffering of innocent Lebanese caught up in this war. Surely Israel's friends like the USA and Australia should be applying some pressure to reign in the bombing.

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