The nation of Israel wants to survive, prosper and grow; and to that end, is prepared to sabotage, attack and demolish its enemies. Unfortunately, as Israel has been created over the pain and suffering of Muslim Arabs, its enemies constitute a vast portion of the Islamic world!
The creation of Israel has been a negative side effect of WWII, when masses of the tortured and persecuted European Jews sought refuge in their legendary utopia. British and even Russians originally supported the idea, as a way to defuse tensions in Europe and compensate their potential Jewish allies, who were dominated by a socialist mindset. However, the Arab reaction was fast, furious and perhaps not fully anticipated.
After the First World War and the defeat and collapse of the Ottoman Empire, most of the Middle East that was previously ruled by the Ottomans, became a British protectorate. That included the land of Palestine, which was sparsely populated and vastly infertile. A trickle of Jewish migration started during and after WWI, but most of them who were fleeing the Russian revolution, sought refuge in Central Europe and Germany.
With the savage persecution and near annihilation of Jews during WWII, their Central European refuge turned into a hellish nightmare. Therefore, the trickle of Jewish migration to Palestine turned into a torrent of uprooted families. Apparently, the European thinking was that with the ethnic (Semitic) similarity between Jews and Arabs, and the historical coexistence between them (from Iberia to North Africa, Iran and Ottoman lands), they could somehow get along! Instead, the aggressive tactics of the Jewish newcomers who had been hardened by the WWII tragedies quickly antagonized the indigenous Arab population and started a bloody and endless war.
The state of Israel has been at war with its neighbors since inception. That animosity has turned into a septic wound and source of grief for the displaced Palestinians. Most of the Islamic world feels empathy with their fellow brethrens and share their pain of subjugation. Moreover, the recurring humiliating defeats of Arab nations have progressively radicalized them and resulted in the rise of leftist nationalism (Egypt, Syria), militaristic regimes (Iraq, Libya) and Islamist strongholds (Iran, Lebanon), who have replaced most of the original moderate monarchies of the Middle East.
Neither the state of Israel, nor Palestinians are going to disappear any time soon. Hence their relentless struggle for land and growth will continue to create turmoil, fighting and hatred in the Middle East. As long as both sides are fully entrenched in their antagonistic positions, without the ability to see and feel the pains of the other side, this major blunder of colonial era is bound to besiege us. Muslims will continue to perceive Israel and Jews as ruthless schemers behind every twist and turn in their politics and every upset and misery. On the other side, Israelis view the Arab and Muslims as their archenemies who will destroy their nation, if they get a chance.
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