Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Two Steps Back


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party won the Israeli election by going even more to the right than they already were. He even went so far in his desperation to reject the option of Palestinians getting their own state, the "two-state" solution that he had previously endorsed, the position that's endorsed by pretty much everyone else on the planet.

And since the two-state solution really seems like the only way there's ever going to be peace in the Middle East, much less justice, I guess we're screwed for a few more years at least.

Whether his win had anything to do with his inappropriate speech before Congress a couple of weeks ago is unknown, but apparently hobnobbing with the lucky but evil scumbags in the House leadership rubs off on you if you're pretty evil already.


SJHoneywell said...

As long as we have separate groups of people claiming that an invisible sky wizard gave them eternal claims on a specific piece or real estate, there will never be a lasting peace in the Middle East.

It may get to the point where the fighting is over a strip of beach or part of a hill, but until the underlying dogma goes away, the wars are here to stay.

Ipecac said...

I would hope that eventually, after decades of violence and terror, people wanting a sense of normalcy in their lives would do the right thing despite their religious beliefs.

But you're probably right.