i think it's funny that israel should be losing the public relations war in this intifada.
if someone doesn't believe that israel should exist as a jewish state, that's 1 thing, but if someone thinks that at the start of of the intifada, both sides were morally equall, then there's no way anyone should be looking at the situation as if israel is being immoral, or even that both sides are equally being unreasonable.
it is the palestinians who have decided to wage all out war against israel.
the palestinians, or at least their militants, are killing israeli civilians. they're going into israel for the sole purpose of killing jews. their motives are pure evil, killing someone who they do not know, to terrorize, to avenge...
the fact that more palestinians have been killed since the start of the uprising is what is causing leftists and arab sympathisers to condmen israel, to call israel evil and ruthless...
when in reality israel SINCERELY wants all the violence to end, they want to get on with their daily lives...
when the palestinians obviously aren't looking for peace at this point, all the poles show it.
i think the leader of israel should take this approach. he should address the world, and say something like:
"look, i'm sorry that since the start of the intifada, so many innocent jews and arabs have been killed. at this moment, israeli troops aren't inside any palestinian towns, and we don't want out troops to hurt anyone. please listen to me all palestinians; there is no reason to go into israel and kill civlians. im sorry things are so hard for you right now, and if you can stop the violence, and encourage your brothers to stop the violence, then the leaders of both people can come togather and try to work out a peace to which suits both of our people."
i think then, what will most likely happen is that the palestinians will continue the attacks.
at this point, the leader of israel should address the world, and say something like:
"look, today 20 of our civilians were killed, for no reason. we have lost 20 of our brothers and sisters today. please, palestinians, please stop these attacks, let us try and work out a peace between us."
then i guess after the next attack, the leader of israel should address the world and say something like:
"look, today we again lost many of our brothers and sisters. i have seen the grief felt by the families, this violence helps nobody, please, for the love of g-d, please stop these attacks.
after the next attack, the leader of israel should address the world and say something like:
"look, our pleas to the palestinians are not being listend to. israel cannot go on day after with our pleas for peace being unanswered. we didnt want it to have to come to this, but if there is another attack on the jews in israel, we will have no choice but to go on all out war with the palestinians. many will be killed, but we feel we cannot let the palestinians attack our civilans at their will. we tried to be nice, we tried to be reasonable, but please, listen hear us world, if there is 1 more attack on israel, we will do everything in our power to protect our people. it won't be pretty, but were not going to let them kill us off 15 at a time till we all are dead."
after the next attack, israel should attack the palestinians using as much force as they see fit, even more force than before.
i think israel really has to spell it out. i think they should be overlly friednly to the media, and explain what they are feeling, give the palestinians several pleas, and then warnings, and explain to the media why they would retaliate when they retaliate.
maybe at least at that point, news anchors wont speak as if they are at a higher moral standing point when they talk about the situation as if it is purely tit-for-tat.
when people will protest against israel, at least it will be clear that they're advocating for the very destruction of israel, and they're not just protesting because they dont like israel's policies.