End of an era

06 January 2006 » Politics

I don’t claim to be an expert on the Arab-Israeli conflict, but if there was one thing I took away from a class I took in the Spring of 1998, it was that there were shades of gray on all sides and only one decidedly “negative” persona. I recall thinking at the time that there would be hope for a lasting resolution to the conflict, as long as that character was not centrally involved in the governance of Israel.

To my surprise, in the Spring of 2001, that man was elected Prime Minister. Recently, he had changed many of his views and policies for the better, in my opinion. Regardless of what I think and history’s final verdict, an era is over and a chapter finally closed.


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