It's so hypocritical for the Arab nations to criticise Israel for human rights abuses. What about the rights of women and other minorities in the Arab world? When's their Infitada.
The Palestinians want their right of living a normal life and to get back to their homelands.
And no one is perfect, both sides have fair share of mistakes (bad leaders, pointless wars ...).
As for women rights issue, i am a Saudi man and as you know Saudi Arabia is the most conservative country in the middle east.
Women here aren't oppressed just because the majority cover their faces or driving cars is not allowed, it's just different culture and traditions from what you have in the western countries.
They live normal life and actually more than half of the students at public universities are females.
And don't worry, there is alot of changes happening in Saudi Arabia now and maybe it will not take a long time when women will be allowed to drive.
As for the minorities, i study now at King Fahd University which is located in the eastern province where most of the Shia minority live and there is many Shia students who study at the university and didn't face any problem to get accepted into it and many of them work at well known companies.
It's really sad to see this kind of generalization.