|Drawing by Aafke Steenhuis|
In a similar vein, the conflict between Greece and its creditors is a waste of precious time, energy and money.
One difference between the Isreal-Palestinians conflict and that of Greece and its creditors is that the first lingers on for years and years, while the second lingers on for months and months.
Both conflicts are men made and could have been prevented or resolved more quickly.
PS: Obviously, besides costs there are and have been benefits in both conflicts - journalists, policymakers and others making a living of it and banking and armaments and other industries making a profit.