I am neither a Jew or Arab. But I am watching this conflict carefully because it has the potential to ignite the whole world.
Israel is at risk for gradually transforming itself into the monster it once abhored. The world once admired Israel-- the bravado demonstrated for example in the raid at Entebbe, the military prowess demonstrated in the Six Day War against Egypt, Syria and Jordan -- these were once applauded as testaments to the resolve of a persecuted people to ensure their own survival.
However now the manifestations of that same Israeli resolve increasingly appear to the world now as a purposeful and systematic oppression of another group... which at best borders on Apartheid, and at worst has frightening overtones of ethnic cleansing. The Israeli right wing, whether aligned with either Sharon, or Netanyahu's Lukid, has demonstrated that it's pretensions to peace have been false gestures designed to buy time until the Palestinian 'Right of Return' becomes irrelevant.
This irrelevancy will inevitably occur as Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza establish themselves and as the Palestinians-- by attrition -- simply no longer exist as a people. Sharon has recently publicly discussed the once unheard of topic of Palestinian "transference", ie. the physical removal of the entire Palestinian population out of the occupied territories, presumably to other Arab countries.
Media polls increasingly and disturbingly show a willingness of the Israeli public to consider Palestinian transference. This mirrors the German public opinion that allowed Nazi attrocities to occur.
The free world, indeed all peoples of conscience across the world, cannot and should not tolerate the threat to existence of an entire people. The Palestinians have the overwhelming support of the UN/ international community. The same way that the Jewish people, had the League of Nations full support in 1945-47.