Israel began celebrations for its 71st Independence Day Wednesday night, with a variety of ceremonies and shows being held across the country.
The Oslo Accords were signed on the White House lawn in 1993. The handshake between Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat was supposed to usher in peace. However, Rabin was murdered in 1995 and Arafat unleashed the Second Intifada in 2000. Peace seems as distant now as ever.
We stand today in between two of contemporary history’s most somber anniversaries: September 11 and September 13. Two dates, two 24-hour periods ostensibly no different from any other. The sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening, people go about their daily affairs, and life marches on. And yet, both of these days… Read more »