In 2000 the Palestinians worked among the Israelis; got treated immediately they were sick in Israeli hospitals; were financially better off than they have ever been or the surrounding states have ever been; had schools and universities functioning and in cooperating with Israel and then the SURPRISE - Barak offered Arafat 97% of what he was asking for - result? The first intifada. So: what conclusions do you want the us to draw from that? I see that they want EVERYTHING or nothing. Someone has to compromise and it has to be both sides. They want the Israelis to compromise only.
PM postpones Israel-Germany summit marking 50 years of diplomatic ties (Haaretz)
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