Monday, January 09, 2006

A Crack in the Wall

"This is the first sign of some sort of activity in his brain," Ariel Sharon's doctor said today. Indeed. Ariel Sharon (nee Scheinermann) is alive, if not well -- lying in that political limbo that is neither martyrdom nor threatening. Nonetheless, it seems more than likely that Sharon will never again be able to resume his office, leaving hope for many that this crack in the wall of Israeli leadership will open the way to more positive relations between Israelis and Palestinians.