Winter 2002

Armchair Diplomacy

Politics / March 31st

The news today is starting to get to me. The conflict between the Israeli army and the Palestinian citizens is a travesty. On the one hand, Palestinians desperate to defend their homeland are killing themselves and innocent Israelis. This accomplishes nothing save for further angering the Israeli government. On the other, Israel is taking over land that is not rightfully theirs, killing indiscriminately and accusing Arafat of not controlling something far beyond his control. It is awful that civility and compromise are so hopeless, and that so many must die to prove the resolve of posturing.