Monday, June 15, 2009

Palestinians Reject Israeli Proposal

I know, big surprise.  Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu recently proposed the creation of a demilitarized Palestinian state.  A spokesman for the Palestinian Authority had this response
"Netanyahu's remarks have sabotaged all initiatives, paralysed all efforts being made and challenges the Palestinian, Arab and American positions."
And why shouldn't the Palestinians reject any Israeli proposals out of hand? Despite their modern history of extreme anti-Semitism, constant acts of terrorism, bad-faith negotiations, failure to live up to previous commitments, and general barbarism, they've managed to force Israel into numerous concessions. The Palestinians know that much of the world has an irrational hatred of Israel, and that the only real ally of the Jewish state, the U.S., is currently led by an administration which sees appeasement as the first best option. 

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