Will peace pay? || Stanley Fischer, the dove that roared
His call this week for Israel to proactively pursue peace with the Palestinians fell on deaf ears, but in fact it's hard to make an economic case for it.
These days – meaning any time since the onset of the second intifada – it's hard to find anyone in Israel in a position of power who talks seriously about the importance of reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Yes, there are Shimon Peres and Tzipi Livni, but even a three-toed sloth could easily count the number of politicians who seriously talk about peace without running out of digits.