Israel bowed to international pressure yesterday when it agreed to reopen crossing points into Gaza for everyday goods.But:
The decision was prompted by criticism of its bloody interception of an aid flotilla two weeks ago and condemnation of the Gaza blockade by the Red Cross.
Tony Blair, Middle East peace envoy, hailed the move as significant after the Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, agreed in principle to relax restrictions on goods entering Gaza. It will replace the current narrow list of permitted items with a list of specifically prohibited goods.Who knows what the future holds?
Oh, and guess who's coming to dinner?