# 31. In responding to your question of why the Palestinians - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jehudah Ben-Israel
    • 08.02.10 | 15:00 (IST)

    have rejected all of the offers and opportunities that you list, it is simple: what we call "Palestinians" have never been a unique people, and as part of the Arab world have always been opposed to Israel's very existence. All the offers made throughout recent history have assumed the existence of the national home of the Jewish people, Israel. They couldn't live with this reality back in the beginning of the 20th century and they reject it today. All that you need do is read their Charters which reflect their basic understanding of the Arab Israeli conflict and their vision for the future, one without Israel.

    from the article: Abbas give in to U.S. pressure for indirect Mideast talks
    First published 02:20 08.02.10 | Last updated 14:43 08.02.10
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