There is only one issue that merits debate relative to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and there is no better time to finally address it honestly than now, during the cruelest outbreak of conflict in recent memory. Every form of traditional and cyber media is saturated with debate and commentary. Characteristically, it is vehemently polarised, full of more empty talking points than verifiable facts, and virtually always spinning around unproductive tangential issues: who started it, whose weapons are less immoral, who is a terrorist and who isnu2019t, which incendiary statement is the vilest, who deserves what, who has right to what, ad infinitum. Everything rides on the answer to one question that is astonishingly unaddressed in the discourses.