Monday, March 26, 2007

Not Holding My Breath

"Drive for Mideast peace gains momentum."
"JERUSALEM - An international diplomatic drive for Mideast peace gained momentum Monday, with Israel welcoming the idea of a regional peace summit and Saudi Arabia suggesting it would consider changes in a dormant peace initiative to make it more acceptable to Israel.


The international officials are trying to break an impasse following formation of a Palestinian unity government that includes the Hamas militant group.

Immediately after the government was formed, Israel ruled out peace talks with the Palestinians until Hamas explicitly recognizes the Jewish state."

But on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he "wouldn't hesitate" to take part in a regional summit. Palestinian officials cautiously endorsed the idea."

I would hope that Israel would refuse to deal with any government that includes groups that explicitly call for its destruction, but I wouldn't put it by Olmert. The man has no cajones.

Anyway, there won't be any true lasting peace until stuff like this stops happening.
"Palestinian TV is showing a music video in which a four-year-old girl sings the praises of her suicide bomber mother and vows to follow in her footsteps.

The little girl grasps a stick of dynamite from a drawer in her mother's dressing-table and says: "I will follow Mummy"."

Not that it's new, but that doesn't make it any less sickening.