The Arabs are qualifying for eternity by doing what they’ve determined to be God’s work, which is to make war on those who, ignoring or questioning His authority, are undermining His plan for the planet. And Israel, dropped in the Arab’s midst, its diverse culture implicitly challenging the validity of Arab beliefs, provides the Arabs with the infidel they need to carry out their mission. For Arabs, it’s not about killing Jews, per se. Jews are simply a fortuitously placed means to a purchase on heaven.

robert levin offers some interesting commentary on the israeli-palestinian conflict.