Tuesday, July 15, 2003

This doesn’t mean that the attacks will immediately, totally end. From now on, though, they will be considered as "violations" of the cease-fire -- exceptions deserving of punishment and condemnation. And it goes without saying that all along the way, the truce will proceed in the shadow of constant threats of a resumption of terror and continual complaints that Israel is not strictly fulfilling all the demands made on it, including the release of prisoners. In other words, this is a cease-fire that is both armed and feeble.

Ehud Ya'ari in the Jerusalem Report. I agree with most of this, although he misstates by implying that Israel is required to release prisoners (its not) and a few other things. I suppose this is as optimistic as we can get these days.


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