Whenever Israel gives ground she is attacked. Whenever Israel fights back she is attacked. Israel is not perfect but Arabs enjoy more freedom in Israel that they do in Islamic countries. She is a stable, freedom loving, democracy and she is constantly fighting to survive in the most "hostile work environment" on the planet.
Israel: Do you expect us to withdraw?
"We plan to eliminate the State of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state."
— Yasser Arafat on Palestine Radio in November 1995
In effect "No I expect you to die..."
The Gaza Blunder
What is motivating Israel?
by Dr. David R. Reagan
"We won't rest until we have Tel Aviv, Haifa, and all of Palestine, and the Jews are back in Poland."
— Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority
"We do not and will not recognize a state called Israel... This land is the property of all Muslims in all parts of the world... Let Israel die!"
— Mahmoud al-Zahar, senior Hamas leader
Read more: http://www.lamblion.com/articles/articles_mepolitics7.php
Yes, pray for peace. Work for peace. I am all for peace. But it seems that one side will only accept the complete extinction of the other as acceptable peace terms. Again, not a strong basis for negotiation