Sunday, August 3, 2014

Will younger leadership soften the conflict in Israel and Palestine?


CNN has been discussing the age gap in attitudes toward the Middle East situation.  Generally, younger adults tend to be less polarized and more willing to consider the direct impact on civilians that current, older leadership.  This would tend to suggest that younger Palestinian leadership would not approve of using civilian facilities to launch attacks, and younger Jewish leadership would be more concerned about the ethical problems of expropriating property in the West Bank.

On the other hand, there is a core of young men who are idological about the "meaning" of jihad.  And in the US, there are men who will go to Israel to fight in the Army to join a cause higher than themselves, and who say they feel "needed".

There are conflicting reports about whether the very latest cease-fire is really a go or not, CNN link

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