How great is now the risk of war on a large scale between Israel and the Palestinian Authority? The current conflict is exacerbated with each day. Is there a risk of serious military escalation?
The question assumes two parties with equivalent force. In order to understand the situation, one must understand the root cause. The seeds of the conflict were planted when European Jews at the turn of the 19thC decided that they needed a country of their own and set their sights on Palestine. The problem was that Palestine already had a people, the Palestinians.