over a year ago:
It does not make them less important...Would you prefer it the other way round? Would you prefer it if the numbers were equal?
All I am saying is the US cannot be to blame for Israel...Israel is to blame...!!
A simple time line I picked up on the net...
Aug 14, 2006 Cease fire, based on UN Security Council Resolution 1701
Nov. 26, 2006 Israelis and Palestinians announce truce to apply to Gaza strip. Israeli incursions and arrests continue in West bank, as do Palestinian terror attempts. In Gaza, Israel holds to the truce, but rocket fire from Gaza continues.
Dec. 23, 2006 Meeting between Israeli P.M. Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Abbas; Olmert promises to improve quality of life for Palestinians and remove checkpoints, but in practice no real changes occurred
Jan. 29, 2007 Palestinian suicide bomber kills three in Eilat.
Feb. 2007 Israeli renovations near the Mughrabi gate of the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem spark widespread unrest in the Arab world, over false charges that Israel is destroying the mosque.
Feb. 8, 2007 Palestinian Unity Agreement in Mecca. Hamas and Fatah agree to share power, based on vaguely worded agreement. Hamas officials reiterate that they will never recognize Israel. US and Israel insist that the new government must recognize right of Israel to exist, disarm terrorist groups and agree to end violence.
Feb. 19, 2007 Trilateral Israeli-Palestinian-American summit with Secretary of State Rice, PM Ehud Olmert and President Abbas ended with no visible result.
June 2007 Hamas forces attack Fatah in Gaza and drive them out of the Gaza strip in brutal attacks. President Mahmoud Abbas dissolves the unity government, but Prime Minister Haniyeh insists that the government is still in power. A summit in Sharm El Sheikh attended by Egypt, Jordan, Egypt and Palestinians pledges support to the Abbas government, but Egypt calls for reunification with Hamas.
It appears that the US is actively trying to solve the conflict??
I do not presume to know all of the facts, I am only a Man living in the UK with not a lot of foreign experiences...You asked the question I answered and I gave my opinions...
The wider picture is this: I hope the conflict ends, I hope that peace becomes part and parcel of life within the middle east, I hope the killing ends, and I hope we can agree to disagree about how this should happen