The Three Wise Men

There is a joke among Israelis that for every two people here, there are at least three opinions. That’s what makes the stories of three men—two Israelis and one Palestinian—so unexpected.

A Sign of Promise

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has admitted that the Arab world erred in rejecting the United Nations’ 1947 plan to partition Palestine into two states–one for Jews and another for Palestinians. In the decades that have followed, neither side has been blameless. But Palestinians have argued for a reversal of history. By admitting that they should have accepted the UN partition, is Abbas finally accepting that history?