As the name of the thread suggests, I would like to discuss the Israeli\Palestinian conflict. Since I view myself as a moderate, and since my experience in this subject has shown me that the wider the gap between the opinions, the more heated (and less objective) is the discussion, I would like to ask anyone of radical opinions (of whatever denomintion) not to bother joining in. What I would like to discuss are the following questions: 1) Is any one side, in particular, to blame for starting, or maintaining the conflict? 2) Does this matter? If one side is more to blame than the other, is this a consideration in analyzing where the conflict stands today? 3) Is this conflict solveable? Can you picture a world in which the Palestinians have their own country, free of Israeli control and the Israelis will be free to live their lives without having to fear Palestinian terrorism?