Best Lead of The Weekend
The Wall Street Journal has long been known as more of an editor's paper than one for writers. But kudos to whomever was responsible for this lead in Saturday's paper on a story from Andrew Higgins and David Gauthier-Villars on a controversial tram line in Jerusalem.
It took perhaps nearly a millennium, but Arabs and Jews who each claim this sacred city as their own have found a cause that unites them: hostility to a streetcar none desire.
It's prose that's economical, with every word well-chosen. And it does what any good article is supposed to do: get us to read more.