Agreed. I've wondered about the parallels because I often see Palestinian flags and badges and pro-Palestinian leaflets around Ireland but never pro-Israel material. I'm sure most here don't care but among those that do, Palestine seems far more supported and I think that's because of the historical parrallels.This reminds me so much of the conflict of Britain and Ireland. Two opposing sides who are typically religiously opposed but the real conflict will always be about governance and land. In the end the only end to the main conflict was for Britain to cede control of the Republic but obviously the North still remains a point of contention. The only real end to this conflict, in my eyes, is for Israel to cede control of land and allow the Palestinians to create their own country. There will still be trouble and violence of course but that is the only way. Unfortunately I feel we may be generations away from that being a possibility, if in fact it ever is.