Israel and Palestine are all but engaged in full scale War. Israel blames the Arabs for rocket attacks and the Arabs blame Israel. Both the US and the UK are supporting the Israelis. It is doubtful that the people of these two countries will unanimously agree with this stance.
Both sides have blood on their hands and if we throw our weight behind one side or the other so do we.
It leaves this blogger wondering if this is why the Arab Spring was engineered by the West. Egypt and Syria are allies of Israel. Both of these countries are stll in volatile states. Israel's PM Netanyahou may not have secured the US election win they hoped for, Mitt Romney, but President Obama is still offering support to that side of the conflict.
Israel is a well armed country that does have nuclear weapons. Such an arsenal in a country with an agenda of revenge is frightening. The Hamas group of terrorists may be no match for Israeli firepower but they have increasingly attacked Israel in 2012.
The latest news is that Israeli reservists are being called up. 30,000 Israeli reservists now look set to be called upon. With Tel Aviv under attack it is predicted that there will soon be a ground war. The amount of reservists is said to represent about ten brigades. Israel is either looking for a show of strength or is set to go to War.
World leaders such as Hollande for France and Putin for Russia are attempting to cool the situation. For now it is touch and go. Many believe that Israel foot soldiers are about to enter Gaza.