Last Dance, Last Chance?

After the worst terrorist attack in five years, Israel is poised to escalate its confrontation with Arafat

If the peace process was supposed to represent hope for a new generation of young Israelis, its meltdown came last week in the form of a suicide bomber who targeted those very teenagers. Just before midnight Friday, an Islamic Jihad bomber slipped in among Israeli clubbers at a beachfront night spot in Tel Aviv and detonated his belt of explosives, blasting ball bearings, nails and screws through the crowd. Of the 18 Israelis who died, eight were age 16 or under. Only one was over 21. An additional 115 were injured, stretchered into hospitals in their sequined dance duds. It was...

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