A bad time for bad ideas.
The Sanhedrin has invited the Arab nations to take their place in a concert in Jerusalem celebrating the creation of the world. As improbable as it may seem that nations perceived as the arch-enemies of Israel will attend, the emissary chosen by the Sanhedrin to bear this message is so remarkable that she may be able to succeed where the world’s most prominent politicians have failed.
The Egyptian brokered ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas is nearly completed, the London based Al-Hayat Arabic language daily reported Thursday. According to the report, the deal needs a few minor revisions before being finalized, but Egypt has obtained Israel’s agreement and an exchange of documents between the sides is underway.
Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip shifted into high gear over the last two days as Egyptian intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Abbas Kamel held talks on Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to lock down the deal, though Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refused to meet him on Thursday.