Bill Safire earns his paycheck with this quick summation of the Israeli-Palestine War:
We see the oscillation between crackdown and ease-up that has led to a war without a winner. Tight suppression of Palestinian movement temporarily halts suicidal penetrations; such enforced cessation is falsely interpreted as a deliberate “lull” in terrorist attempts, which leads to cries for easements of Palestinian movement. When granted, relaxation is followed by more bombing, requiring another round of severe suppression.
Read the whole thing for a point-by-point summary of why the press continues to get it wrong.
And where does it all end? Either with new, rational Palestinian leadership, or with Israel annexing