Unfashionable Truths in Palestine: Jonathan Schanzer Takes on the Abbas RacketToo many people don't have the guts to look at the situation here objectively. They don't want to be objective when it comes to Israel. They wouldn't care if Israel was destroyed Gd forbid. And they keep insisting that Mahmoud Abbas is a "peace-loving" moderate, which is a total and utter lie!
In May 2009, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was in Washington, preparing to meet the new American President, Barack Obama. Nine years earlier Mr. Abbas’ boss, Yasser Arafat, rejected an offer for the very Palestinian state that Palestinians claim they seek. The deal Mr. Arafat rejected would have given Palestinians an independent state on roughly 95 percent of the West Bank, all of the Gaza Strip and a capital in East Jerusalem. All Mr. Arafat had to do was renounce conflict with Israel—which he was unwilling to do.
Instead, he opted to launch a four-year bombing campaign in which young Palestinians were used to blow some 1,100 Israeli civilians to pieces—a campaign that boomeranged badly....
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