Monday, January 17, 2005

What kind of War is it?

Let us call what is happening in Israel a war for argument's sake. What would be considered a "win" in that war for Israel? For that matter what would be considered a win for the palestinians? This is crucial because if people are going to engage in a war they should be in it to win it.

1 comment:

Dr. Clam said...

(1) I think there is a broad consensus in Israel that a win for Israel would be to exist as a normal state behind secure and defensible borders, with nobody shooting at them.

(2) I think there is no broad consensus in Palestine what a win for Palestine would be. I would suggest that the most probable definition of a win among Palestinians is still "All the Jews go back to where they came from." That is the crux of the problem.