The complete idiot’s guide to Mideast peace – part 258
A new day dawns and we’re all still here. Well, not all of us exactly. Some have died since yesterday and may thus be considered not so much as ‘here’ but rather ‘there,’ depending on how nebulous or defined everyone’s religious or philosophical beliefs would have it.
And have those so recently departed from this world left it in any better or worse shape than when they entered? The answer to that will always be somewhat subjective but, in terms of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, little doubt remains on that score. The struggle has deteriorated to such an extent over the years that any expectation of its imminent improvement now dwells only in the land of wishful thinking. And, even in so optimistic a place as that, such an outlook must stand out as being a very lonely one indeed.
So, can any course of action now rescue matters from the very depths of despair? Is there the slightest chance of redeeming this situation from whatever further ruin and ‘outrageous fortune’ may come its way?
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For better or worse, a result of some sort is needed here. And if any means can do just that, then these should be used. The alternative is only more of what’s happened already and for generations that lie ahead.