Needless to say not all Palestinians and Israelis hate each other.  But a significant percentage do.  This is an understandable phenomenon in war times when the enemy is collectively labeled as such and made eligible in the course of time for the worst sorts of brutality up to and including genocide.  I remember all too well the ugly stereotypes of Germans and Japanese I encountered during WW2 as a school child and the mutual unease between Italian American and other kids.

For the website of the Yahoo group, Israel_Palestine (below in my signature) I have provided some 75 relevant websites ranging from:

ADC
Arab American Anti-Discriminaton Committee
http://www.adc.org/

to

ZOA
Fights for Jewish People and Israel
http://www.zoa.org/

One of these particularly does much to explain the mutual hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians through its candid display of killing and wounding statistics which generally show about a 4 to 1 ratio of Palestinians to Israelis with a tragic 9 to 1 for children.  I recommend that people check it out — both to see the horrors in this confrontation and the creep in Israel’s progressive occupation of Palestinian lands:

If Americans Knew
Information on I/P Not Covered by U.S. Media
http://www.ifamericansknew.org/index.html

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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