Depressing news today that Israel is to build 1,200 illegal new settlement houses on stolen Palestinian land in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. So much for a peace treaty!
The stoicism of the Palestinians amazes me. I wouldn’t be surprised if a third Intifada erupts, though I will always argue against any form of violence.
I also attended a Red Cross/Red Crescent forum on nuclear weapons today, and though I learned a lot, and like the RC/RC stand, the fact that international law allows the use of nuclear weapons in certain circumstances of self defense worries me in that it is a clause that the Israelis will use, if not at the drop of a hat, certainly readily. Oh dear!