Gina, if Arafat had accepted Barak's peace offer in 2000, the Palestinians would be about where they are now. At Camp David Barak offered 61% of occupied territories; strategic roads to be used only by Israelis; continued Israeli control of all borders; all Palestine external trade to go thru Israel; large settlement areas and East Jerusalem to be retained by Israel, including 250 sq kilometers adjacent to East Jerusalem. The offer was take it or leave it. Arafat left it. Probably you would have also.
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from the article: Abbas: Only solution is to declare Palestinian state