The Middle East: Peace At Last!

Backward: A Purim Spoof

By Backward Staff Writer

Published March 04, 2009, issue of March 13, 2009.

After thousands of years of communal strife, a comprehensive Middle East peace agreement has been reached that will make war, bloodshed and religious violence relics of history.

In a joint statement, leaders of Israel, Hezbollah, Hamas and Syria all hailed the peace agreement as “the dawning of a new age of peace, brotherhood and amity for peoples of all religions.”

“At last, my brothers, my friends, we can live together as one,” said Khaled Meshaal, leader of Hamas, to a mixed and joyous crowd of Jews and Arabs gathered in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount. Hassan Nasrallah and formerly hawkish Israeli MK Avigdor Lieberman then joined hands and led the dancing crowd down the capital’s winding streets, strewn with rose petals.

Though details are still being hammered out, the peace agreement rests on one fundamental and, in hindsight, now blindingly obvious principle, namely that Read More



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