My Mideast Punchlines: Anyone for dominoes?

Dominoes, anyone? The theory that if Israel and the Palestinians would make peace, the rest of the region’s conflicts would quickly full into place as well is dead and buried. Who says so? Why, that paragon of virtuous reporting Reuters, no less. Yes, the same Reuters that I worked for between 1975 and 1980. The domino theory maintained that Israel could be blamed for problems well beyond its borders. What with Syrians, Egyptians and Iraqis slaughtering each other, it’s hard even for Reuters to claim that it’s all Israel’s fault, and that if Israel and the Palestinians were to make peace, the lion would lie down with the lamb in the rest of the Muslim world.

Small FistHmm, now where can I put that double-six?

 

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