So, what do you think, Pat, about how the situation stands today?
Well, you know, John, it has always been a very tense environment in that part of the world, for years and years, and it is not going to change overnight.
That is so true, Pat. And what do you think the future is after such a great Israeli leader has been put to rest?
Well, he certainly played a big part in the machinations of Israeli and Palestinian politics for decades and that legacy is going to carry over into the events of the future.
I see where you are coming from, Pat. But do you think his death is going to invoke any kind of violence?
John, violence is nothing new in the region and any time emotions are brought up raw - in this case a great leader has died and those who loved him feel bereft at their loss and those who hated him feel joyful and renewed by his passing - these very diametrically opposed deep-seated feelings that can come head-to-head and explode into physical expressions that could indeed worsen the political situation on the border between these two volatile nations.
Thank you, Pat, your expertise on these matters is appreciated as usual.
My pleasure John.
Now, to our man in Israel. Dave, we have heard there was a small explosion at a rural bus stop but right after the bus picked up passengers, so there were no injuries.
That is correct, John. As you can see behind me, there is a bus stop sign and a small amount of rubble nearby; that is where the bomb went off. Luckily, no people were waiting for the bus at that time or injuries could have been horrific. There is a small group of local men gathered at a short distance from me and it would seem by the agitated movements of their arms, that they are discussing the earlier explosion. No doubt they are considering how their loved ones could have been victims of that terrorist act and they are unnerved by that realization.
Dave, do the police have any idea who is behind this bomb?
John, the police have not actually come out and said anything about who they think is responsible but no doubt they are taking their investigation very seriously and will uncover who the terrorists are in order to prevent them from striking again.
Thanks, John. Very informative.
And, now on to the Madeleine McCann case and news of pending arrests by Scotland Yard:
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