Not quite sure what to make of this. It seems a little too ordinary, for some reason. Here's a little snippet from the 'About Bitter Lemons' page?:
"Bitterlemons.org is a website that presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on prominent issues of concern. It focuses on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and peace process, but other, related regional issues are also discussed. It is produced, edited and partially written by Ghassan Khatib, a Palestinian, and Yossi Alpher, an Israeli. Its goal is to contribute to mutual understanding through the open exchange of ideas. It aspires to impact the way Palestinians, Israelis and others worldwide think about regional issues...
Bitterlemons.org maintains complete organizational and institutional symmetry between its Palestinian and Israeli components. It draws financial support from the European Union and additional philanthropic sources based outside the region."
An organization sponsored by the EU? A quick googling of Yossi Alpher brought up such interesting hits as Americans for Peace Now and an article which he wrote for both Mcgill University and Ramallah Online (link unworking). Googling Ghassan Khatib brings up the interesting fact that, according to Google's translation of Proche-Orient.info Khatib is the "Palestinian Minister for Employment."
Does any of that mean anything? Not necessarily. Just makes me wonder, is all.
My beautiful wife, Anna, gave birth last night to an adorable healthy baby boy, Joshua Kyle Salomon! There will, I promise, be pictures!!! But they'll have to wait until I have more time this evening (hopefully). In the meantime, Joshua has already started his very first blog:
babypundit! There will be pictures there tonight too!
:: Peter 2/24/2003 11:45:00 AM [+] ::