Having been refugees once already, my parents dreaded the possibilities and began to scratch their heads, wondering if it was time to head north to the part of the Punjabi hinterland which was still left in India... They chose Canada.
Since Israelis and Palestinians live interspersed they are already compelled to cooperate on areas of mutual responsibility such as border security, migration, right-of-return, dual-citizenship, public services, trade and employment.
In the context of our larger family: my father's family is a collection of alpha males ... and females! My mother's family is a collection of ... well, gentle souls who choose to live tranquil lives, far from the madding crowd!
Jaswant Singh is a curious amalgam of a feudal past jostling modern, contemporary thoughts. Known for his stentorian voice and a clipped British diction, he gives an impression of having more form than substance.