Why? Because each opponent can not see an inch beyond their own tribal, nationalistic self-interests.
Clearly this attitude and government policy has not resulted in any positive results for ANYONE ! Historical events that brought Israel and Palestine to this more than lamentable present state can not be reversed.
However, the future is not set in concrete - but for us to create and make - by facing up to reality, by stepping beyond a certain calcified mindset, by recognizing that we, as humans, have more in common than that which is different, by demanding from our leaders to stop violence based policies, by adopting INTELLIGENT ways of dealing with each others fears and differences in politics, religion and economies.
In other words, Palestine and Israel must use Common Sense (even if that is not common at all), if they want to stop and move past their current and future cycles of violence.
However, the future is not set in concrete - but for us to create and make
Agreed ...This endless cycle of bloodshed need not be if the parties concerned would use some common sense. Neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians will succeed in driving each others 'tribes' from Palestine and into the sea. For peace to succeed the parties must both truly compromise on their positions and accept each others right to exist as humans.
A two-state solution based on 1967 borders would be the sensible and equitable way to end this madness once and for all.