Why do people who would like to defend the indefensible, but know that they can't, always come out with the "there are always two sides in any dispute" line ?
One side is slaughtering the other side, that's all you need to know. As was the case in Auschwitz - no one says there are always two sides in any dispute when it comes to Auschwitz, or to what the Khmer Rouge did, or what happened in Bosnia, etc.
both seem pretty adept at playing the lobbying/media game
Really ? You think that the Palestinians are "pretty adept at playing the lobbying/media game" ? What do you base that on ?
I see Israeli spokesmen on the telly who speak in perfect English, basically because they are either British or American with no Middle East roots, and I only occasionally see Palestinians being interviewed - they invariably speak in poor English on account of not being educated in Europe or North America, what with them being actually "Middle Eastern" and all.
Palestinians also appear to have extremely poor lobbying opportunities, compared to Israel's excellent ones.
Do you know differently ?