This Week's Message 

It was true then, as it is now

Exactly a hundred years ago
Haim Weitzman,
Future President of Israel,
Signed an agreement
Which seemed promising
With Emir Feisal,
Later King of Iraq.

What did it bring?
Bloody riots which soon broke out
In Jaffa - the first in a string
Of wars and intifadas.

It was true then, as it is now:
No use to make deals
With faraway Kings
Without coming to terms
With our direct neighbors.