Why My Son Will Never Patrol the Streets of West Bank

If the Israeli government really intends to draft Christian Arabs into the army, it should start building more prisons now.

A rusty bolt fell off a speeding train and a handsome, well-groomed boy who was near the track grasped the bolt and imagined he had taken over the entire engine car. And so, for the benefit of the dreaming boy, we recall a wise Arab proverb: “Had he any good in him, the chicken would not have thrown him away.”