Please, explain to me how the war in Iraq caused the shift in Palestinian policy. I asked Smeg, but he doesn't seem to want to step up to the plate. Are the PA worried that the US might invade Israel in order to straighten the Palestinians out?Originally Posted by MithrandirX
I don't think anyone here is arguing the point that the political landscape of the middle east is changing. That's pretty clear. The OP attributed this to the war in Iraq, though. That's what we're arguing.
As a final point, and I hate to have to bring this up once again, things going well is a matter of opinion and faith. If anyone still remembers what the Syrian invasion meant practically I suggest you read up on it. Say what you will about Syria, but at least they've been a stabilizing force in Lebanon. What happens when they move out? We have yet to see this play out, so let's not go over board with our optimism here.
Things are definitely looking brighter in Israel/the Palestine, but with a recent setback. The conflict is far from resolved though. Looking back on a few millenia of war over that piece of land, I'm not ready to declare "mission accomplished" just yet. The Israelis and the Palestinians still have some way to go.