The Palestinians have been fighting against an independent state with their lives and the lives of their children. They are afraid that an independent Palestine would legitimize Israel's existence. In 2005, Israel withdrew from Gaza and spoke about withdrawing from most of the West Bank. The response was rockets aimed at civilians in Sderot. The Arab world rejected a state when the UN proposed a partition in 1947. They rejected a state with the Three No's of Khartoum in 1967. Arafat rejected the Taba proposal in 2001. What's more important--a state or virtue, with virtue defined as dying in a jihad in order to kill Jews? Virtue always wins.
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