Anyway, the front page is getting so crowded that I figured I would just post this here, since it is somewhat related:
With the Palestinian assassination of Israel's tourism minister on Wednesday, they shattered a long-standing taboo of the Middle East conflict. It was the first Arab assassination of an Israeli minister since the founding of the Jewish state in 1948 and appeared all but certain to unleash fierce retaliation.
Of course, we are all familiar with Israel's own attitude toward assassination and the possibility of the lone gunman. Who is next ? Arafat? Sharon? There is a cruel irony in the fate of two nations lying in a couple of mass-murderers. Bonus for WTC watchers: only slightly relatedposted by fellorwaspushed at 4:08 PM on October 18, 2001
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