Palestine vs. Israel
Uhm, does the author realize that this most peaceful of activities to which she alludes, prayer, has been used as a means to sneak bombs and weapons into highly populated areas in the past? That Muslim extremists actually blew up mosques? Of course she does. But stating those facts would hurt her blatantly one-sided anti Israel hit piece. Sorry, I'm not buying it.
Don't get me wrong, Israel is not completely blameless in this. Do they overreact… sometimes. Of course, when they have terrorists that board buses and blow themselves up killing scores of Israeli citizens I can see why they react the way they do. When they have rockets and mortar rounds routinely lobbed on them from their neighbor, I can understand why they mistrust the Arabs.
Imagine if you will what you would do if the US was routinely attacked by extremists sheltered by Mexico and and Canada. Attacks that maim and kill US citizens. Then imagine people sneaking in from those same places coming here and launching suicide attacks. Now, the population of the US is about 40 times that of Israel. So, an attack that kills 75 people in Israel would be equivalent to an attack killing about 3,000 here in the US. Sounds like what happened on 911. What would US citizens demand. Yup, and that is why Israel acts the way they do.