The U.S., Britain, France, & every other notable European Nation has declared war-Multiple Times-over the incursion into Another Nation's Sovereign Land. Not to mention the persecution of that land's people. somehow though, certain lands seem to not qualify. Almost daily news stories pop up about the fighting between the Palestinians & Israelis. And for those paying attention, the story usually includes a large death toll for the Palestinian side-followed by a statement declaring Israel's "right to defend itself." Somehow though, conventional wisdom escapes this equation. Why would the small land of Palestine be attacking Israel? Could it be because that land once belonged to the Palestinians? Exactly! In the aftermath of World War II, The Allied Powers and The U.N. got together & decided that they needed to send the Jewish people-whom had been rejected & persecuted in EVERY European Nation for centuries at that point. Arbitrarily selected, the then state of Palestine was re-mapped & re-named as The Nation/State of Israel (much like Africa was renamed & divided up in 1884). Several wars were sparked off as Egypt, Syria & others sought to right this wrong. Unfortunately for them, the new nation of Israel would not only prevail-but snatch significant pieces of land along the way. Most other nations eventually gained some of that land back-but for The Palestinians this was not the case. And in "defending" their land, Israel has been absolutely ruthless. Assassinations, Air Strikes, Bulldozing entire villages, mass imprisonment & more... This year, as it does every few years, the fighting began again. Same scenario as always. Palestinians fire inferior grade rockets into Israeli air space-AND HIT ALMOST NOTHING-Israel unleashes a massive military campaign & kills thousands (women & children included) blaming Palestine the entire time. unlike the other times though, the aggression didn't stop once the fighting stopped. Forever emboldened by the Silent Super-Power Nations, Israel this weekend announced that they would be confiscating approximately 1,000 acres of West Bank land that had previously been returned to The Palestinians before. No justification. No Outrage. No Sanctions. Instead the top news stations in America talk about naked pictures of celebrities hacked out of the cloud. What else would we expect from this fast decaying world of ours???