The fact is this:
If the Palestinians first stopped firing rockets to made peace, the Jews would put away all their rockets and make peace.
If, however, the Jews first stopped firing rockets to make peace, the Palestinians would just continue the attacks until Israel is destroyed.
Both sides are guilty of atrocities, but this being Slashdot... I'd rather the side that has an industry of designing CPUs for Intel beat the side that has a bizarre totalitarian religion that routinely generates suicide bombers.