So here we go again as Israel bombs the hell out of a giant prison masquerading as a city called Gaza. No country in the world, not even the mighty USA can get away with the kind of outrageous oppression and state terrorism that Israel inflicts on the Arab cities and population areas. Where else do you see Jet fighters bombing and razing city blocs from Beirut to Gaza. All of this is possible because of the unstinting support of the Americans and to a lesser degree from the Europeans.
I tend to hold sympathetic views for the Jews in particularly especially taking into account their massacre for centuries by the Christan west. But this is sort of behavior makes me mad. Now imagine, how would people living in Gaza would be feeling and than it is asked, 'why do they hate us'. They hate them and their supporters because of their double standards and hypocrisy. The western media is full of justification for this kind of barbaric act. In the end, what really counts is the might.
I believe that there can be no peace in that region unless either the Americans become balanced in their approach to this conflict or Israel is weakened. This is asymmetrical ware fare. You have a first world country literally imported from the western hemisphere and imposed upon the hapless Arabs who are nothing but a third rate nation. The balance of power between the Israelis and the Arabs needs to brought at par and only than would the Israelis have any kind of an incentive to seek some kind of a real peace. In the meantime they will pick and choose their targets at will and the Palestinians will continue to be their victims. Read Tariq ali's analysis of the situation.
Palestine is a horrible example for other nations. An example of what weakness can lead to: sheer humiliation and destruction.