Wednesday, February 22, 2006

What Happens When I Don't Pay Attention for a Weekend

Yeah. I'm behind. Suddenly all sorts of interesting things are happening...

First on this list is the beginning of the fallout from Hamas becoming the elected voice of Palestine. Hamas rejects negotiations with Israel. Israel imposes sanctions on the Palestinian Authority. The U.S. threatens the same.

This President Bush was the first to openly push for a "two state" solution to the Israel/Palestine problem, but it looks like things are breaking down quickly. Will the Palestinian Authority become increasingly militant, or will it simply be more of the same from a group that never seemed to negotiate in good faith. On the other side, will Israel increase their belligerent militarism or allow settlers to return to the "occupied territories?" In either case, I have some reason to be thankful I live in a country far away from either.

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