2 Palestinians said killed in rioting outside Jerusalem | The Times of Israel

Khamenei: Keep arming Palestinians until Israel is destroyed | The Times of Israel

Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats | The Times of Israel


Hamas calls for 3rd intifada in West Bank, as ministers set to weigh Kerry truce plan | The Times of Israel

These four headlines, extracted from just the last eight hours of TOI reports, would indicate that all is not well in the ‘Land of Milk and Honey.’ Indeed, headlines over the past 66 years have tended to follow much the same pattern and, even back before then, the overall situation could never have been considered idyllic, not by any stretch of the imagination.

Can any improvement in the general tenor and disposition of all those still held hostage by this long legacy of rivalry and confrontation ever be imagined, even established as a counterpoint to what has gone before?

Or must that be discovered only in realms way beyond the bounds of idle speculation and wishful thinking?

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