The Dec. 28 edition had two interesting articles concerning the present state of Israel politics. One, Rapid east Jerusalem building in pipeline was about Har Homa, built on land bought from the Scottish Church of England. The other, The paradox of Israeli politics, omits the fact that Ehud Barak also sought peace with Arafat and President Clinton as the meeting heads.
What happened? Nothing, not because of the fears which Barak did not have, but because Yasser Arafat turned down a division which would have given the Palestinians a stake in land which was occupied by Jordan from 1948 to the 1967 war. Of course, this was conveniently forgotten by both writers. Is history to be forgotten?
Seymour Brief, North Miami Beach