Sunday, March 20, 2005

Mildly Good News

I haven't written about the middle east in a while, mainly because I haven't been paying attention. That said, this is good news. The truce between Israel and the Palestinians is more-or-less holding, and the Israelis have started to give back parts of Gaza and the West Bank.


We still have the problem of the West Bank. That is, many higher Israeli officials have been quoted to the effect that "The West Bank is never going back." Some have even said that giving back Gaza is meant as a way to forestall any return of the West Bank or sharing of Jerusalem. So we've got a long way to go, even if this is a good start.

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