Arafat provided the analysis that lets a religious Jew accept a two-state solution
In a 2004 conversation, the PLO chief sought to show that a modern-day believer can cherish the Holy Land yet still conduct talks on its future.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s inventive insistence that Palestine recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jews has bogged down the negotiations with the Palestinians, as the prime minister’s critics in the peace camp believe he intended. Under Netanyahu’s plan, Israel would similarly recognize the new state of Palestine — to be established in the West Bank and Gaza Strip...
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