The modern state of israel was excreted strategically in the middle east to generate animosity in the surrounding region, because without perpetual war, there is a certain kind of bastard that does not have the skills required to feed itself. Yes, yes, holocaust, I know. Heil Hitler, and all that. Very sad, says the unending stream of burnt offering documentaries. But let us place hi-story aside for a moment and concentrate on a manifestation that actually, you know, exists. Something we can affect.
What's left of palestine is well understood in some circles as the world's largest open air prison camp, while some so-called arab states have been complacent in maintaining the opposing wall if it meant the war economy stayed perked up. War apologists, citizen propagandists and all manner of bullshit mercenaries work from a manual that only seems to have a handful of strategies in it, and I suppose it's a good thing that our tolerance for reruns and remakes is what it is, because a certain amount of concentration is required to distinguish the first light of freedom from between the many tangled strands of lies. Not all israelis support the actions of their whore state, as not all palestinians support the actions of their puppet government. The line of truth lies ultimately in that any israeli who disagrees can leave when they want, while the palestinians are not allowed to escape the murder lab.
Whether a person identifies as jew, arab, asian, black, white, or any other flavour we can think of, though, the distinction is largely an academic one and not pertinent to the situation, when an undeniable minority of all seem to need war to survive, and their intolerance and hate makes them indistinguishable. Essentially the defence from both sides always comes down to "they started it," and perhaps it's better that I cannot make them see the irony of their words, because without the hard lesson waiting for people who insist on indulging their darkest impulses, they might forget what they learned again tomorrow.
The unending war of the middle east is what I would be intensely ashamed of if I ever had to tell aliens about the planet I come from, and I would not be surprised at that "holy crap" look from from them, nor if they subsequently asked me, in polite terms, to please not defecate on the floors of their vessel.