Does Israel Need a Plan?
THE YEAR 2002 will be remembered as a low point in the long conflict between Palestini- ans and Israelis, when diplomacy came to a stand- still, emotions boiled over, blood ran in the streets, and the prospects of all-out war drew closer. Anti- Zionist and anti-Semitic furies seemingly put to rest suddenly revived with stunning vehemence.
The existence of Israel appeared imperiled as it had not been for decades.
This picture is accurate as far as it goes, but it omits one other salient feature of the landscape in 2002. The year also witnessed a host of new plans, initiatives, and schemes for fixing the situation.
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