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Likud marries Labor

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Submitted by Jay (United States), Nov 30, 2005 at 21:31

What Ariel Sharons new party is telling you,and I think rightly so, is that now, today, in Israel, there are people from both parties,labor and likud, that approximately believe in the same thing. And instead of meeting in the middle of the night to embrace each other,they are getting married.The affair has been going on for a while, though denied.

What is rather strange is that it appears as though the struggle in Israel has been, who will be the presiding Rabbi who marries the happy couple.The couple is called Kadima-but it should really be called Israel's concensus.The Rabbi who will perform the marriage is tough Ariel Sharon and not Ehud Barak. But the words at the altar and the prevailing peace process will be almost indistinguishable from Ehud Barak.

I think a centrist party in Israel is correct and refreshing. I think people in Israel and the world will like it. And I think it will last. But.....................no matter who the head Rabbi for Israel's peace deal is, the better question is will the Palestinians agree to reason?

Like at Taba. I doubt it, but I hope so. This time around maybe history will show that Israelis stopped shouting at each other and the world whispered to the Palestinians how to spell the word yes.The Palestinians have a new Rabbi too.
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