A new academic study has suggested that Middle East conflicts may never come to an end because the warring sides all have incompatible love languages.
“The primary Palestinian love language is physical touch, you see, whereas Israel’s is receiving gifts. This has caused all sorts of problems”, the author of the ground-breaking study writes. “In recent years, Palestinians have really loved exacting the physical touch aspect on Israel, with numerous young Palestinians stabbing and assaulting Israelis. Because physical touch isn’t Israel’s love language, they don’t respond positively to such activity. Whereas Israelis really love gifts, so they’ve been building new cities and homes in Palestinian areas. These gifts have not in turn been well received by the Palestinians.”
The study also turns its attention to the Syrian Civil War, noting that President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters in Syria appreciate acts of service or devotion, hence Assad’s decision to continue ruling Syria indefinitely. Conversely, Islamic State’s primary love language is quality time, and want to remain in Syria for as long as possible. “In short”, it summarises, “we’ve come to the same conclusion that everyone has come to before. Everything’s fucked. And not in a good way.”