In the lulls between Palestinian/Israeli combat, I sometimes forget how very, very depressed I get at how very ill-informed Americans are about the recent history of the Middle East.
I’ve even seen relatively intelligent acquaintances of mine claim that both sides, Palestinian and Israeli, are morally equal. One trumpeted “both sides are run by extremists!”, by way of excusing the Palestinians.
I’m going to link to this piece by Dennis Prager – the best, simplest explanation of the last seventy years I’ve ever seen.
“The Israelis want to have a state. The Palestinians want the Jews dead”.
There is no moral equivalence.