I agree largely with Steven's assessment of the Israel-Palestine problem. I haven't written about this for a while because I'm so sick of it and, frankly, hopeless.
I don't think the current reprisals are tit-for-tat. My impression is that they're usually more like rocks against American-made strike helicopters.
That's why I give Palestine the edge here. Though they are not guiltless, they are the underdogs, by far.