The advantages of Ms Atwood are the fact that she is intelligent enough to have learned the subject; she is an excellent writer who knows how to put ideas into simple and understandable sentences; and she is sufficiently far away from day-to-day life in the Middle East in order to maintain a clear and unbiased perspective. She also says what many of our Israeli politicians and also foreign ones know is the only viable and life-affirming solution. What Ms Atwood says is clear and simple. What she does not say but transpires from her every word is that she is a believer and believers have hopes and dreams. Many of us, Israeli and Palestinian are at a loss of hope. Ms Atwood made me dream for few minutes, and hope starts coming back.
Israeli soldier collapses, dies from heatstroke during visit to Jerusalem's Old City (Haaretz)
from the article: Mideast peace needs prophets, not yes-men