"Why is it so hard for Palestinian Arabs to retract THEIR old policy and to acknowledge that Israel is the state for the Jewish people?" (Tim R) I already answered that. See #133. "For 62 years they have been saying that they MUST remove the Jewish character of Israel and make it an Arab state instead." (Tim R) They were not alone. All our neighbours used to say the very same thing. We are now in peace with two of them [and a third one is offering to negotiate] and that, without any of our PM's having ever thought about demanding them "to retract THEIR old policy". Begin and Rabin were smarter than that. Or simply sincere in their search for peace.
Death toll from Iraq car bombs rises to 37 (Reuters)
from the article: Fear of peace will be the death of Israel