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Israeli Determination


Late afternoon in Jerusalem. Though the sun had not yet touched the horizon, a full moon hung brightly in the sky, prematurely asserting its dominance: a coup d'état of the heavens. Below, things were no less unsettled. A Palestinian terrorist visited death upon a Rishon LeZion pool hall the day after I arrived in Jerusalem; later the same week, another paradise-seeking human missile killed a grandmother and her 2-year-old granddaughter who were buying ice cream in Petach Tikva.

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