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An awful lot of paper

Lao Tsu, riding a water buffalo

Watched all four episodes of Al-Jazeera's Palestine Papers. The reporting occasionally bordered on sensationalism. The timing was odd (as the PA was quick to point out) in view of increasing global acceptance of Palestine as a virtual state. Al-Jazeera or Qatar seemed at times to be going beyond the journalistic role to engage in pure advocacy for overthrowing the PA. But there is no further doubt that the "peace process" towards a two-state solution is dead, will never happen, and perhaps never had a chance.

The process that replaces it will be fundamentally different: Jews and Palestinians are in for a wild ride that will grow steadily more wild as the way proceeds. Those who make it to the destination will have been changed by the journey.

They should take along a copy of Lao Tsu.