Thursday, October 09, 2003

Israel's future

Frank is less pessimistic than I am (see below) about Israel's future. That's because he has hope in the one prospect that would secure Israel's future — liberty, democracy, & prosperity coming to Israel's neighbors.

He's right. If those countries surrounding Israel adopt political systems based on freedom and justice for their citizens and begin to address the problems that their corrupt, tyrannical governments have neglected and/or caused, then Israel has a real hope for a better future. So, I shouldn't have implied that there was no hope.

It's just that there seems very little that Israel can do to help itself.