Sometimes, you open a web page, and find the most interesting things. Today, I found slightly heartening (the first two stories) and definitely heart warming (the last story) three of the stories at YNet news, as of 8:13 PST (some of the others were less than thrilling). Briefly:
Arabs are talking peace with Israel. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they’re trying to revitalize the Saudi plan, which called for Israel to retreat to her pre-1967 borders. Even the UN had figured out that was a bad idea. So, either this is the opening in a real negotiation, or this is just the kind of pap Arabs put on for a credulous Western media. The only reason I’m somewhat sanguine about it is because I read somewhere (can’t remember where) that Arabs are finally slowing on their demand for a right of return — a demand that would have flooded Israel with Muslims and destroyed the State from the inside out.
Israelis and Palestinians may be returning to security coordination. Working with each other is a start, I guess….
And, best for last: “Evangelical Christians from around the world have presented a ‘letter of repentance’ to the Jewish people expressing remorse for Christian persecution throughout history, during a ceremony at the Knesset on Wednesday.” Here’s one Jew who says thank you!