Monday, October 13, 2003


A group of left-wing Israelis and Palestinians has been working together on an alternative peace plan - and they finally seem to be getting somewhere. The key trade off involves the Palestinians renouncing the "right of return" in exchange for sovereignty over (I assume the top of) Temple Mount.

Sharon doesn't like it (in fact, he regards it as an attempt to "bring down the government"), but it's not aimed at him. Instead, they're trying to build peace from the ground up, by building a consensus on both sides on a fair deal, which the politicians will hopefully follow.

It's not much, but at least they're trying.