A quick thought on Israel: having read a lot of opinion and "news" lately, I can only come to the conclusion that history is trying to repeat itself but with a few different ingredients.
In 1947-48, the Arab League told all Arabs living in Palestine/Israel, to leave their homes while Arab armies went in and destroyed the Jews. Only the Arab armies got the thrashing.
The current bunch of Philistines seem to be waiting now, biding their time for some unspoken threat or action to be carried out. they have no interest in making the West Bank and Gaza their home - they have made no moves in that direction. They name buildings after terrorists, and demand Jerusalem as their capital: they want the whole of Israel and they are waiting.