"The biggest mistake the PLO made was in unconditionally giving up on "resistance" in return for Oslo." - Tosefta I doubt if the PLO understood that the pressure brought by G.H.W. Bush and his Secretary of State, James Baker, on Israel to pursue a land for peace agreement would so diminish under Bill Clinton. "National liberation movements only give up on resistance as part of a final peace deal." - Tosefta The Oslo deal was sold as the start of the final deal wasn't it? "In the Oslo case, the number of settlements kept growing . . ." - Tosefta Clearly Israel had no intent to follow through with the Oslo agreement. "Abbas should recognize that the unity government he had was the correct and effective political arrangement that would allow then Palestinians to gain their state." - Tosefta Yes, he HAD a unity government, but he sold it out to Elliott Abrams. Now he has nothing but the crumbs Olmert and Bush wish to toss him.
Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra (Reuters)
from the article: Abbas' only chance