bargaining into the ground | sharon, israel and the price for peace

May 4th, 2004 § 0

Sharon’s disengagement plan is the act of a man who has gone to the salesroom and offered – let us say – a third of the price the goods must cost him if he really wants to buy. Yesterday the members of his own party tried to shout him down. They say: it’s too much; make the man take 10%! Yet what if, rather than accept such a price, the man prefers to die? Or, more alarming for Israel, to kill?

Max Hastings, The Guardian

Beautifully succinct and vivid expression of Israeli unwillingness to do anything for peace.

To say one wants peace is a lovely thing. Watch a man’s actions, not his words.