ADDED 6 July 2021:
I'm concerned about the Hamas/Palestinian and Jewish/Israeli bad neighbours that has gone on for 73 years. I think that both sides are behaving like the Prodigal Son and both sides need to be Good Samaritans to the other. The constant hammering of one to the other with hatred, aggression and violence needs to be repented of and replaced with doing good to the other should be tried. But it does need Israel and the West to try a more humanitarian, radical and justice to get peace approach. Israel and the West have to take the initiative and make the sacrifices to get the bigger prize of peace with justice.
30 June 2021:
Are we, in the rich and powerful West, hopelessly compromised and guilty, too? I think so because Israel is a member of our tribe and group. We refuse to condemn her disproportionate and, I think, barbaric behaviour because she is part of us - lock, stock and barrel! And, our side lacks the honour, the integrity, the imagination to try a different method to stop the Hamas rockets and incendiary balloons.
I don’t think the Israeli Ambassador to London has ever been called in to answer for Israel’s actions. Our government lacks the guts to stand up to Israel over her 73 years of consistently unjust and immoral treatment of Gaza and the Palestinians. Probably, because our government will be called anti-semitic and be well and truly slated by Israel and most Jews. The only solution that both faith adherents and secularists can ever understand is revenge, hatred and violence!
OUR GUILTY SILENCE
What does it say about us, that the collapse of a housing tower block in Miami makes more news than our friend and ally causing the collapse of occupied housing blocks in Gaza?