What You May Have Missed
By Michael Gerson, Washington Post
Published: Friday, July 12 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
The Green Line — across which generations of Israelis and Palestinians have fought and haggled — was given its name because the United Nations mediator, Ralph Bunche, used a green pencil to draw the cease-fire boundary in 1949. In the Middle East, arbitrary markings can assume the geographic seriousness of mountain ranges.
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