Last week, an Israeli armed with nothing but an avocado robbed two banks in the southern city of Beer
Sheva. He told the terrified tellers he was holding a hand grenade. And although the average Israeli eats
more avocados than anyone elsewhere in the world besides Mexico, Chile, and Peru, the tellers failed to
realize that they were being held up by a piece of fruit.
In a couple of weeks, politicians and business people will gather in Manama, Bahrain for an economic “workshop”
to raise money for the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian “peace plan” — the so-called “Ultimate Deal”
or “Deal of the Century” — which is still under wraps.
Why all the quotation marks? Because Team Trump, the three people the President has appointed to lead this
effort, knows that what they have in their hand is an avocado: inedible and hard today, putrid tomorrow.
(This piece originally appeared in the Forward HERE)