I've been away from news entirely for the last four days and have just picked up a paper. So, why is it, every Christmas, without fail, Palestinians start killing each other? Should anyone be confused by the usage of "Palestinians" I do so in the same context as "Britons" can be used to denote someone from the geographical region of the British Isles.
I do this for two reasons. Firstly to make the point that "Palestine" is not historically a "state" and has only ever been a name for a region of land that has, over the years, had many borders within it, such as Syria, Egypt, Jordan, and obviously Israel. The second reason is because I just know some rabid Jew-hating nutter will bite.
I shan't call them anti-semitic mind, because strictly speaking the Arab are Semites too, so clearly they're not anti-semitic, they just hate some Semites but not all. OH. if anyone was looking for an opinion on what happening down there then its in the clever and subtle subtext of this post.