Israel’s struggle against the Palestinians is no struggle at all. Would you say the U.S. struggles with, say, Haiti? No. Quarrels stem only from indecisiveness. We normally mean by struggle a contest between comparable forces. In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we have a blind Israeli government that has lost sight of its objectives. They seek neither a Jewish state nor security. Listen to them—all they want is peace, and by peace they mean quiet, a comfy situation acceptable to their foreign sponsors. Who cares that quiet now is a prerequisite for a bloodbath in a decade or two when the non-viable Palestinian state, saturated with international welfare programs and bereft of business opportunities, chooses the only option to preserve its self-esteem—war with Israel? Who cares that accepting the terrorists’ demands now shows them how to deal with Israel in the future? Suicide bombings, an ultimately economical means of war, got the Palestinians a state. Great! Why stop the bombings? Demand the partition of Jerusalem, get the Temple Mount, force Israel to re-admit the third-generation descendants of the 1948 refugees, and exact reparations! The Middle East has never been a safe place. Our only options: short, brutal wars with relatively long peaces between them, or incessant clashes that destroy Israeli morale and economy.