Frankly, I'm sick of the Israeli vs. the rest of the middle east thing but Israel does have a a right to defend themselves.
As a country Israel has gone much further, done more good, produced more than any other country in that region.
The other countries have had the same opportunities -- however they choose not to use those opportunities.
Will this be settled in our lifetimes? I hope it will .. but I doubt it. The Bible shows the conflict for thousands of years.