Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Even if it's for a season, it's good news
A cease-fire has been reached between Israel and Hamas. Good to hear. I'm the first to believe this is temporary, but it's good news for those on both sides who live in terror, or who have lost loved ones. Prayer works in this case, because as has been pointed out many times, it is a complex issue without easy solutions. As long as those who wish to wipe Israel off the map are in any way tolerated, Israel will probably continue to impose policies that create such an environment that pushes people to step back and allow groups like Hamas to then provoke more conflict. It's a vicious circle. My two cents is that coming down like a ton of bricks on those Muslims who desire an Israeli genocide, especially Muslims coming down on them, would be the best place to start. Simply pointing at the Palestinians or Israel and saying 'there's the problem or fault is already about three steps away from the root cause. Still, good news on this Thanksgiving holiday.