I'm trying to change my behavior on the public threads
The longest journey begins with the first step.
As far as Israel goes, they view themselves in a state of war. For them the shortest path to peace is to pummel their enemy to the point of them begging for peace.
The very premise that building a few hundred or so houses on disputed land justifies the Palestinians sending hundreds of suicide bombers or lobbing thousands of rockets into Israel is inane at best, imbecilic in reality.