The real story here is how Abbas plays the usual Palestinian narrative game, painting his people as hapless children carried around on the tide of history. No where in his article does he mention the fact that the Arabs refused a state in '48, or that the West Bank and Gaza were under Arab control for two decades before '67. And, of course, then there's the whopper, the imagined "right of return." Through the 20th century, populations have suffered the horror of displacement -- Indian, Pakistani, Polish, German, Jewish -- the list goes on and on. None went home. So how can something be a "human right" if it applies in only one conflict and then only to one side?
Report: U.S.-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians (AP)