Isreali troops have pulled out settlers from their homes in the Gaza strip. This leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Never mind the flagrant violation of property rights, a recent Supreme Court ruling shows how much sympathy that can get you over here.
The cold hard fact is that this gesture intended to move the peace process along will ultimately fail. In order for the returned land to be acceptable to the Palestanians, the Jews had to be removed from it. The two groups are not willing to live next door to each other. As long as this is the case there will not be peace. Leaders on both sides may claim there is, but fringe groups and people acting indepedently will continue to attack civilians.