October 27, 2003
Brad and Jennifer try Mid-East diplomacy. “The past few years of conflict mean that yet another generation of Israelis and Palestinians will grow up in hatred,” reads a statement from Pitt and Aniston. “We cannot allow that to happen.”
They cannot allow that to happen! Consuela, get my finest Gucci. Smithers, ready up the car. There is a region to save!
My favorite part is this (though I’m not sure if it is the ignorance of the Pitts or the bias of the Telegraph so draw your own conclusions): “The actors will urge people to make their views known on the important sticking points that have thwarted peace negotiations, including the future of Jerusalem, national borders, the status of Palestinian refugees and access to disputed water supplies.” Um, anyone notice anything missing from this list of things that has ‘thwarted peace negotiations’? Like, say, the habit of Palestinians blowing themselves up to smithereens in close proximity to as many Jews as possible and then their friends and family celebrating their death as one of a martyr?