There is a growing suspicion this morning that endlessly bombing each other may not be a road to lasting peace in Israel and Palestine.
“I’m no expert,’ said Harold pensioner Joan Hambleton. “But the situation out there makes Westeros look like Moominland.”
To fully engage younger Haroldites in what is going on Sam Pierce a teacher at Harold Shining Future Academy and IT Achievement Haven (formerly Harold Comprehensive) has hit on a novel way to explain the conflict to his pupils.
“I show them a lovely big chocolate cake,” he told us. “Then I cut off a tiny slice and tell the class that’s theirs then, as they fight over the crumbs, I eat the rest of the cake while firing on them with a nerf gun. So then if the plate represents weapons manufacturers and the doily is the UN and, er, no, let me start again. It’s more complicated that that. Right, I’ve got a cake which means I signify…”
Mr Pierce spoke for some minutes but only succeeded in confusing himself and then getting angry.
Meanwhile there is a note of hope as it has been reported that Israel and Palestine are in agreement about one thing. It would seem that neither side trust the peace envoy who has been sent to negotiate a permanent ceasefire. A spokesperson said that this has left Tony Blair feeling terribly upset.