...Barak gave him 95% of what he wanted. It never worked...we would love to recognize Israel... 1. It was Clinton who was offering Arafat 99% (not 95%) occupied territories (except East Jerusalem), not Barak. But Arafat should give up the right of return for compensation. 2. Arafat did recognize Israel, even two times. First, in 1994 in Oslo and then shook hand with Rabin in Oval Office garden. Second, in 2002, when Bush demanded him to recognize Israel right to exist in two languages. What he got in return was Sharon attaked his Mukata in Ramallah until he died in 2005. This kind treatment to their beloved leader was something that Palestinians would never forget.
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from the article: Peace is not child's play