‘PM gives green light to East Jerusalem construction.’                                Times of Israel: October 30, 2013.

This resembles very much a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul, an all too obvious attempt at re-balancing a situation already so far out of kilter that any real hope for its permanent settlement may have to remain forever beyond the reach of men.

And yet some sort of balance has to be struck if matters are not to get even further out of hand; some controlling element must be found to establish a more constant equilibrium, one such that all these wild gyrations must fade away completely. Only in this manner can peace and some measure of dignity be restored to a humanity long vexed by conflicts of this and similar nature. The calming of what have been these turbulent and very troubled waters may well demand a performance from all of us that exceeds everything we’ve ever known.

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And yet this is but a thought, a scare tactic so pregnant with such terrible consequence that only Armageddon itself might outdo the fears and tribulations attendant upon its sudden approach.

Which may be just what’s needed to motivate mindsets and agendas into seeking paths other than those leading towards what might well be that very same Armageddon. Or its all too human equivalent.