In a piece on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Robin Whittle says that the evil Zionists and Americans are to blame for the problem:
The settlements and the severe restrictions and fragmentation of Palestinian life by Israel prove that successive Israeli governments have no interest at all in giving Palestinians even a fraction of their land [...]
Israel can only do this with the financial, technological and political support of the USA. Both the USA and Israel are democracies. The problem here is not despots – but democratic nations systematically killing and oppressing all Palestinians.
His description of Israel's overall stance and its counterterrorist policies in particular is utterly divorced from reality and he would benefit from reading this excellent article on Israel's counterterrorist policies, as well as our Short History of Israel. (Or perhaps he wouldn't. Someone who can seriously say what he says about “Palestine” may not have much interest in getting his facts straight.)
Whittle is not alone in advancing the curious proposition that the existence of Jewish settlements shows that the Israelis are fundamentally to blame for the violence against them. So let's go through this s-l-o-w-l-y, for Mr Whittle and other similarly confused nincompoops. Question: Is buying land a crime?
There are approximately 840,000 Indians in Britain, many of whom have bought land here. By Mr Whittle's argument, all non-Indian British citizens are entitled to strap on belts of explosives and kill Indians, both here and in India.
Back in the real world, buying land and settling it is just buying land and settling it. Even if all Jewish settlers were to remain in the future Palestinian state and no expatriate Palestinians were to return there, Jews would constitute some 6% of the population, which one might usefully compare with the 20% of Israeli citizens who are Arabs and with whom Israel is living in peace. When there is an even vaguely reasonable leadership in Palestine, the settlements will be at the very most a minor issue in any peace settlement.
See also this piece.