I was on yesterday's march calling for an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon. The madness in the Middle East must stop. Commentators must be balanced and go to the genesis of the Middle East Crisis.
How was the state of Israel formed? Who were driven from their ancestral lands in order to make way for the creation of the state of Israel? Were the human rights of those driven from their homes respected? Did the Zionists under Begin resort to terrorism and bombing campaigns during their struggle for a state of their own - eg the bombing of King David hotel in 1946? Has Israel kidnapped and assassinated those it considers its enemies?
Let's not suggest that the conflict began with the kidnapping of the two Israeli soldiers.
Terrorism must be condemned regardless of who commits it.