September 18, 2001

a seedling

According to NPR a little while ago, Israel and the Palestinians have each
declared a ceasefire. Yasser Arafat has told his people not to fire even if fired
upon. I am disappointed to say that Sharon did not match him.

again, Sharon's soldiers, at least, will probably obey their orders. Whether the
Palestinians listen to Arafat is another matter; Hammas has already said they will
not. Still, this is a seedling of peace, barely unfurling its seed-leaves in
ground that has been harrowed over many times and been irrigated with

Maybe the matching ceasefires won't stand through tomorrow.
But for today, I'll take what I can get.

Posted by dichroic at September 18, 2001 04:59 PM
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