The desire for peace is a strong one and a worthy goal. However, the editors do no good when they state "Israel should encourage MKs to travel to enemy countries on the assumption that only through contacts like these will peace eventually be established." Reconciliation and peace will not come through speechs such as the one's given by Amzi Bishara. When one stands next to Hizballah and praises attacks that kill Israeli citizens (Jew and Muslim), when one stands next to Syria and says we stand with them, while one's own constituants are burying their dead and trying to rebuild their lives does not show a move for peace. The deire for peace needs to be met with the reality. MK Bishara did not go to Syria and Lebanon for peace, but for solidarity. In the face of violence from these two entities, the real threat to peace from these groups should not be discarded by wishful thinking.
Australian, Thai journalists acquitted of defaming Thai navy (AP)
from the article: Let Bishara go on praising them