18 October '10
This week it’s from Khaled Abu Toameh:
But just as life seemed to be returning to normal in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and Israelis and Palestinians were for the first time in many years beginning to talk about security and economy cooperation, the US Administration stepped in to demand that the “peace process” be resumed.
More evidence of a simple proposition that should be obvious (but isn’t, at least to US officials):
The Palestinian Arabs won’t compromise with Israel unless they are forced to give up the idea that they can get everything they want for nothing.
When the US creates new conditions and demands new concessions, the Arabs are encouraged to harden their demands. When the US says that it wants to see a Palestinian state within a year, the reaction is “OK, let’s give nothing for a year and see what we get.”
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