Not much, apparently.
The Middle East conflict between Israel and the Arabs is all over the news. Gaza, Cease-fire, Netyanahu, Hamas – terms that ought to be known. After all, this conflict is slowly developing into a war. And when it involves international superpowers, it means nothing but trouble. What the world definitely doesn’t want at this point, is another World War.
So what is all the fuss about? I took to Google and YouTube to enlighten myself. Unsurprisingly, it was hard to find balanced and unbiased accounts. I am sharing the few unbiased (I think) videos that I stumbled upon.
They did give me a broader view of the scenario. But many more ‘hows’, ‘whys’ and ‘whens’ remain to be answered before I can have an opinion of my own. I have resorted to the ‘ink and paper’ version of things and am en route to procuring ‘A History of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict’ by Mark A. Tessler. Apparently, Prof. Tessler provides a neutral point of view. (If anyone has inputs on better sources of info, do let me know)
Nonetheless, whatever be the history and whatever be my opinion, THIS HAS TO STOP. Killing innocent people for whatever reason can never ever be justifiable. I pray that the leaders learn some sense and value the human life.