"Time for you to catch up with new circumstances: Arafat is dead now for 5 years. There is now a new Chairman, elected on 15 January 2005 by a clear majority of his people" That chairman of yours also rejected an offer, genius. See, here's the point your missing. Lincoln said Israel wouldn't give up a square centimeter. Meanwhile, it gave up Sinai, Gaza, and offered to give up most of the West Bank and parts of East Jerusalem. It's the Palestinians who reject it. Don't pretend they're new to this game, and it's a bright, new, shiny day. It's the same old crap from the Palestinians -- rejecting offers of a bit more than a square cm. Grow up.