Slug: if-only-for-a-few-minutes-its-welcome Date: 2001-09-19 Title: If only for a few minutes, it’s welcome layout: post

Israel and the Palestinians have called a truce. Astonishingly, it was Yasser Arafat to step out with a unilateral cease-fire. Isreal quickly followed suit. I say astonishingly because while I am generally pro-Israel, the Palestinians have had NO reason recently to lay down arms.