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Posted: 4/20/2002 10:41:54 AM EDT
[url]http://slate.msn.com/?id=2064500[/url] "One thing nearly all pundits seem to agree on is that Yasser Arafat's rejection of the land-for-peace offer made by Ehud Barak at Camp David in the summer of 2000 was indefensible. This conventional wisdom has been a great asset to Ariel Sharon. Its implication—that Arafat was never really interested in a two-state solution to begin with—has helped turn many former peaceniks in both Israel and America into hard-liners." (Click link to read more)
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 11:21:44 AM EDT
BTT, b/c I think those arguing about this need a clearer picture of what happened at Camp David. Also, that 1st para is a bit misleading, it's not just about slamming Arafat. (I know some of you will be disappointed).
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 2:11:56 PM EDT
It sure is too bad about those poor Pali's... They HAD their chance for peace, yet were sold down the road by their leader for some "pie-in-the-sky" notion of a Palistinian "kingdom". If they had accepted the Camp David offer, it would have given them a foothold from which they might have begun to prosper, but they went for the "all-or-nothing" route that so many half-assed peoples do. Oh well... [rolleyes]
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