UThant has a plan for peace in the
Middle East that’s just crazy enough to work:
The Palestinians formally get control of all 2,165 square miles of
the West Bank, with full autonomy, open borders, and if it turns out that there are
any civil rights that come with being citizens of an Arab nation, they can have those
too. It’s up to them. No questions asked.
In return, the Israelis get to take back 20 square miles of land
every time an Israeli dies at the hands of a Palestinian. No questions asked.
While this would work, one wonders if the terrorist mentality of the Palestinians
is so engrained that they’d soon be without a homeland again. Then again, I’m a
pessimist when it comes to human nature.