News Advice to Olmert & Abbas from… The Slog!
posted by April 7 at 14:43 PMon
Today’s headline: The Israelis and the Palestinians (at least those represented by Abbas and Fatah) have resumed peace talks.
If I was a betting man, I’d guess the headlines later this week will be about bombs going back and forth between Gaza and Israel.
Advice: Don’t halt the peace talks when the attacks start. The attacks highlight the very reason for the peace talks.
I know Abbas and Olmert think they look bad to their constituencies to be talking to each other while the other side is lobbing bombs, but actually, it will make them look like courageous heroes, it will highlight the point, and it will ultimately isolate the war pigs.