The tedium of the commentary on the Middle East sort of resembles Bob Dylan’s Idiot Wind:

Idiot wind, blowing through the flowers on your tomb,
Blowing through the curtains in your room.
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth,
You’re an idiot, babe.
It’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe.

I myself doubt that there will ever be peace in the Middle East until Our Lord returns, and of that date I am as unsure as anything on earth.

So let this Open Thread be free of polemics on said subject.