I keep looking for something new from Charles Krauthammer whenever he writes about Israel and the Palestinians ("Why was there war in Gaza?", Nov. 25). But, alas, he never says anything new. Instead, he gives us the same tired, old refrain: Israelis are innocent and good; Palestinians are guilty and evil.
How can such an attitude ever lead to peace?
Although Krauthammer blames Hamas and the Palestinians for the current violence, he admits that “Israel built a nearly impenetrable fence” around Gaza, and he mentions “Israel’s military blockade” of Gaza — actions which don’t sound too peaceful or magnanimous. In order to break the 60-year cycle of violence, the Israelis and Palestinians can’t keep doing the same things and expect different results. The only way to peace is a just, two-state solution acceptable to both parties. Perpetual war can never lead to peace.