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Friday, December 02, 2005
Success happening in Israel
Charles Krauthammer has a profile in the WaPo of how there actually seems to be progress in the Israel/Palestinian conflict this year - intifadeh appears over. no suicide bombs lately - Gaza is now in Palestinian hands, with a border to Egypt they control
Ariel Sharon needs to be commended for the brave step of pulling the settlers out of Gaza. For a reputed hawk, it was a career-risking move, and one he is still paying for in scorn from his (now-former) party Likud. But it definitely seems to be working.
The road appears clear for success. Sharon's new party, Kadima (meaning "forward"), which former-Labor Benjamin Netanyahu has joined, may be the coalition that finally brings peace. And if they lose to Amir Peretz and Labor in May, reconciliation and negotiation should still be the order of the day.
On another note, I've been finding myself liking Krauthammer occasionally, which has definitely come as a surprise.