Against the backdrop of the Israel-Hamas war, it's well-known that children make up nearly half of Gaza’s population. The reasons why might surprise you.
Given the ingrained hatred of Palestinians towards Israel - and all Jews for that matter - it is impossible for them to live next to the Jewish state without constantly waging war on her, regardless of which leader they happen to elect. Decades of terrorism, with and without Israel's presence in Gaza bears this out. There is nothing Israelis can do to change this hatred and its relationship with the Palestinians because as Mr. Hoffman's article points out, it stems from their deeply-held religious beliefs. Israelis in the kibbutzim that were attacked on Oct 7 were largely left-wing idealistic "peaceniks" who had programs of friendship and assistance going on with the Palestinians. Nevertheless, some of the Palestinians involved in these programs were among the murderers at these kibbutzim. Given this situation, it is my belief that Israelis have no choice but to destroy Gaza militarily and order the exile of Gazans. But to where? So far, Arab countries like Egypt and Jordan have refused to take them even though many Gazans/Palestinians originated from these countries prior to the 1960s. And the West doesn't want them! The Arab world has - and still is- intent on keeping the Palestinians as a constant thorn of violence in Israel's side as it works with its far left (woke) allies in the West to paint Israel as the villain. Some of Israel's and Judaism's leaders have insisted that when it comes to Israel's survival, we should not ask anyone's opinion while others buckle to the opinions of Western leaders who clearly do not have Israel's interests as their priority. I pose a question now to all of you non-Jewish readers. If you were Jewish, under attack in Israel and in the Diaspora (including in Canadian cities) what would you do?
Muslims have attacked countless advanced civilizations, most recently Artsakh and Israel. What goes around must eventually come around.