Well, The Age has ignored quite a few of my emails lately (I suspect mainly due to timing related reasons - most of them were sent after the issue lost public attention), but at least they published my latest one.
As a result, I've had people at work tell me that ASIO and the Mossad will probably be on my back now, as well as just arguing against my arguments (as in "why do you think that Israel gets inferior news coverage", with the answer being "just watch SBS news, which just happens to rely on BBC news feeds").
Anyway, I hope my point about both sides being totally fucked is clear enough.
On the way back from work there was this "sign a petition" thing at the corner of Bourke and Swanston, where this group of young socialists-bordering on communists-with anarchist aspirations was calling on people to sign against Israeli terrorism (check out what they have to say about us capitalist pigs in http://www.sa.org.au/).
I stopped and had a look at their program, which quoted their proposed solution for peace in the Middle East: replacing Arab dictatorships with democracies (they must have taken that from George Bush's political platform) and instating a people's state in Israel (as in both Arabs and Israelis living together). I told them that I think they're heavily into dreaming if they think their petition would change things and if they think their proposed solutions are feasible and whether they really think those solutions would solve the problems in the first place (to start, Arab democracies will not eradicate hatred towards Israel).
But the funniest point of the discussion was when I introduced myself as an Israeli (like it or not, I am one), at which point they just froze for a couple of seconds. Then they asked me what I think of Israel's action, and after telling them my opinion they tried to recruit me into their ranks.
I think that if I was 15 years younger and looking for some action of the type you look for when you're 20, that wouldn't have been a bad career move. But for now I'll settle with emailing letters to The Age.