The modern state of Israel was established without the consent of the local Palestinian population.
The two peoples have virtually been at war ever since.
Until we can establish a live and let live attitude between the Israelis and the Palestinians the use of violence and force will continue unabated.
It is antisemitism to the Israelis and Zionism to the Palestinians.
They say,"We are children of God. They are children of Satan."
Turning the other cheek would break the cycle of violence.
Until we can pray for our enemies, however, the violence will not stop.
"'What is impossible for mortals is possible for God.'" Luke 18:27 (NRSV)
(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.)