Peace is reached by bicycle, not motorcycle
Three motorcyclists have raced to the final-status mountaintop: Ehud Barak, Tzipi Livni, and Ehud Olmert. Their wrecked motorcycles hold a clear message to anyone who tries to surge to the summit that crushed all three.
In the spring of 2000, when peace was at the door, I wrote an article called “The motorcyclist.” I argued that the right way to approach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is by bicycle, moving cautiously toward the peace summit, with a goal of maintaining careful and steady progress toward the goal, without excessive speed and without falling off the modest and slow two-wheeled vehicle. I was...
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