Why obviously? This isn't a conflict determined by theological division. I would argue that isn't even really one of ethnic diversity. It is merely the illegal occupation of another country's land. Being a muslim shouldn't afford you any greater insight of this situaiton than a sikh, agnostic or even a jew!
Ask anyone on the street what they know about the conflict, and most people do not know much, with obvious exceptions such as yourself. As a result most will sympathize with Israel. I've been reading about this conflict since my teens. I know what that area means to us. The biggest problem is that Israel is not willing to share Jerusalem as an international city.
Muslims just don't buy into the American/Israeli propaganda.
One of the things many forget, is how many Palestinian Christians there are.
Could you please explain? Defeated how? You are regarding a vast swathe of diverse and distinct nations and several cultures. Considering recent fuel price fluctuations are provoked by OPEC, they seem far from powerless and are defeated how? And why should we expect Saudi or Kuwaiti populations to act any differently to the rest of us? What is being waged in gaza is abhorrent to all people, other than those brainwashed to not see the bloodlust, or those who derive profit from it.
Arab nations hold very little international influence, other than the price of oil. I would not say they are defeated militarily, but intellectually. How many top notch universities can the Arab world boast, despite their immense wealth?
Saudis and Kuwaitis should act differently, because they can afford to, and claim cultural and religious unity with Palestinians.
I'm not arguing that what happens in Gaza is abhorrent, it is also illegal under international law, but until Israel loses American support, it will continue.
Hamas and Fatah fought for reasons instigated by western agencies. There was hope that each would destroy themselves. But as we (theoretically) would hope, the will of the people won thru. And so it continues.
Why were Hamas and Fatah so influences by outside forces to pick up arms against each other? They need to show some unity and put the arms down. Palestinians killing other Palestinians really doesn't make any sense at all.
I think suggesting racism to be their underlying motivation is perpetuating the fraud of this issue. There is the annexation of a territory and the oppression and slaughter of those who would wish to see this reversed. Issues of race, culture, ethnicity and religion have little to do with this, other than to muddy the waters and to manufacture division.
There is an underlying racism within Israel. While it may not be the only motivating factor, you cannot subjugate, oppress, and exterminate another populace without dehumanizing them. So while their motivation is to grab more land, the underlying method involves a racist attitude towards Palestinians.
And so it continues. But for as long as it continues, the bad guys simply get 'badder'.
Boycott israeli products. Such a concept saw the end of apartheid south africa, where similar death and oppression also seemed to be unassailable.
This would be great, but I don't think it is going to happen. Most of their technology products are targeted towards the Information Security industry, and companies are not willing to boycott Israeli products over this issue. It could be viewed as Anti-Semitic. Very dangerous territory considering the numerous agencies that watch over this.
I'm not arguing with you here, I am playing devil's advocate though.
Why didn't they carve out a piece of Germany?