Where would we be without Jewish - Arab co-existence? (No, seriously...)
A new record has been set here in Israel, and it would not have been possible without some genuine co-existence between Jews and Arabs (courtesy of Ha'aretz, of course).
A traffic camera last month captured the fastest speeding violation ever recorded in Israel, when a stolen Mercedes 500 was caught on film "flying" down Highway 4 south of the Rishon Letzion interchange at 248 kilometers per hour (155 MPH).
Where's the co-existence, you ask? Read on.
The car was stolen in late October from the home of a Ramat Gan businessmen, and the film from the traffic camera was developed, as usual, several days after the violation was captured.
This privately imported Mercedes has a 5,000 cc engine and a speed that is limited by the manufacturer to 250 kph.
It may therefore be assumed that the thieves, who were headed for the Palestinian Authority, were going as fast as possible.
So, there you have it.
If not for the Israeli businessman owning this really nice car and the Arab who decided to relieve him of it, this record may never have been set.
If this doesn't make you reconsider the value of the Oslo accords and the Peace Process, I don't know what will. I'm just looking forward to the day when I can tell my grandchildren about this... they'll be so proud.