If This Be Peace ...
In the euphoria following the Rabin-Arafat handshake on the White House lawn, opponents of the agreement negotiated in Oslo with the PLO compared Israel to the proverbial man jumping off the Empire State Building. “How are you doing?” he is asked as he passes the 97th floor. “So far, so good,” he replies.
Israel is still a fair distance from the pavement of the peace process’s “final status,” but even the most enthusiastic supporters of the accord are no longer extolling the fresh air en route. For almost everything that could have gone wrong has done so.
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