Arafat refused. Would you walk off and start a prearanged intifada,guarranteeing no peace or would you come back with a counter offer to Barak,with Clinton overseeing the negotiations? Prince Bandar called Arafats refusal criminal. Clinton was not alone in blaming Arafat. Do you want peace or ideolgically driven Arabs are angels arguments?
PLO official: Reports about Abbas' resignation from political life very premature (Haaretz)
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