..... every time, during so many tens of years, they wanted more than what was offered, more than anything reasonable. Maybe they actually wanted all of Palestine back .... and throw us out.... whatever. It started from the 3 NO's, thru all rejections of peace by Arafat, to the present rejection by Abbas .... I am not even talking about Hamas .... So, what happened next? Well, In the times of Arafat, every rejection of what Israel offered was followed by terror. AND TERROR WAS FOLLOWED BY MORE SETTLEMENTS ! Again and again until there are now hundreds of thousands of settlers in the West Bank (except in Gaza which nobody wants) ..... So, and this is important, WHAT THE LEADERS OF THE TWO SIDES IN THE CONFLICT TALKED ABOUT, when they talked at all, HAD NO EFFECT WHATSOEVER ON WHAT WAS ACTUALLY HAPPENING IN THE FIELD ! What actually happened was like rain, after accumulation of clouds, ... that's all, unfortunately. And the cycle continues .....Rejection .... Settlements .... Occupation .... Terror ..... More occupation .... More terror .... Rockets ..... War .... Destruction .... Lots of dead ....More terror ..... More settlements ..... Flotillas .... Goldstones .....Misery ......Nuclear Bombs by Iran? And then? So, these are the results of Arafat, Meshal, Netanyahu, Lieberman, Religious, Erdogan, Ahmadinejad, Sharon, Likud, Hamas, Olmert, Hezbollah, etc.etc, etc, And Netanyahu takes advantage of this by bringing even more settlers there....Yet, I guess that now, with Obama in the picture too, there is one more chance for a Palestine State in the West Bank. In Gaza too if Hamas takes the peace on offer instead of its "resistance"....But do you see that happening? Neither do I.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: Obama to Abbas: I will make every effort to ensure Palestinian statehood