Deal Hudson from Inside Catholic has a good piece on the terrible situation surrounding a Bethlehem University Student, Berlanty (Betty) Azzam, who went on a job interview in Ramallah. On her way back to Bethlehem, she was stopped by the Israeli military, handcuffed, blindfolded, and shipped to Gaza. It’s the kind of thing which needs to stop — not just now, but yesterday.
No one is saying Israel does not have a right to exist. What people are saying is that the state of Israel needs to be reformed. This does not mean the Palestinians are doing good, either. They too need a reformation from within. But it is clear that Israel holds the blunt of the moral guilt because they also hold the majority of power within the region. To those who have been granted much, much is expected.