MC: "For 'Palestinians lowering their expectations', read 'succumb to Israeli diktats.' " Or, perhaps even more accurately, it should be rewritten as: "preferring to remain stalemated rather than concede their rights". In 1993 the Palestinians tried the tactic of conceding their right to half of the territory assigned to them under the Partition Plan, and that got them nothing except further territorial demands from Israel. They won't make the same mistake again i.e. they have RIGHTS, and they will not give them up merely because Israel insists. Because that is the interesting thing about RIGHTS i.e. they can not be taken away from you, they must be conceded by you.
Five arrested in anti-terror raids in Sydney (DPA)
from the article: Olmert's negotiator: Full Mideast peace impossible