The current crisis in the Middle East won’t be the last if this moment doesn’t become a springboard to a just settlement of the long standing desire and right of the Palestinians to their own viable state and homeland. For too long justice has been denied to them. And as long as that is the state of affairs, conflict, violence, and war will be reoccurring.

Even the many supporters of Israel here, I suspect, are reaching a similar conclusion. Will it be a complicated process? For sure. But is it absolutely necessary? Yes!