Ari, nonsense, pardon my French. The state Barak offered them was modeled after the S.African apartheid bantustans. Palestinians would have had to go through israeli check points in order to travel from some areas to others. We all know how the Israeli miitary has behaved to Palestinians at the infamous check points. The Palestinians were very much aware the plan was modeled after the infamous bantustans and it was a non-starter.
Israeli PM to Palestinian President Abbas: We must fight terror together (Haaretz)
from the article: If Bush is really serious