“Do unto others what you want them to do to you” is the basic meaning of the “Golden Rule” Jesus spoke those words to anyone willing to at least listen to his teachings about basic human behavior. Christ spoke these words in a place now known as the state of Israel. The continuing conflict between the Palestinian people and Jewish settlers with the blessing of the government continue to make the lives of those who are under military occupation as miserable as possible so they will sell the only thing of value that they own. Land. Any property sold will be used for Jewish settlers only. This policy of gentrification happens all over the globe every day. To have it happen in the Holy land is an event of biblical proportions. This with the movement of the American embassy to Jerusalem has the whole Arab world concerned about this new development.
In the case of Israel, the use of military force and the recent authorization given to the military to use live ammunition to stop people who for the most part are throwing rocks at armored vehicles. It seems that those who are doing the most damage to their neighbors are asking for the same treatment in return. The Golden Rule should not be forgotten or ignored.