The fire demonstrates the importance of regional alliances and partnerships. Turkey and Jordan have jumped in to provide help. The same kind of partnership can occur with regard to Iran. Isn't it time to realize that Palestinians are not the threat to Israel? Reconcilement with the Palestinians offers a foundation for mutual defense and economic partnerships with all of Israel's neighbors. The Saudi 2002 peace plan as well as former Prime Minister Livni over this opportunity. If Netanyahu cannot see the light, then it is time for new Israeli leadership.
Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington (Reuters)