What the Palestinians Think Matters

On Saturday night, speaking at the memorial for Yitzhak Rabin twenty years after his murder, Bill Clinton challenged Israelis by telling them “it is up to you” to decide whether there would be peace with the Palestinians. As I noted yesterday, this was a remarkably obtuse statement from the former president. He has spent the last 15 years complaining that it was Yasir Arafat that robbed him of a Nobel Peace Prize by refusing an Israeli offer of statehood and peace. Nowhere in his speech or in the remarks delivered by President Obama via a video was there a mention of the fact that it had been the decisions of the Palestinians that blocked each attempt to broker a compromise over the course of the last century. Indeed, most of those who speak about the conflict never even consider what it is that the Palestinians are thinking as they focus solely on attempts to try and force Israel to make concessions that might enable peace.

  • Hard Little Machine

    ‘palestinians’ don’t think.

  • Observer
  • Norman_In_New_York

    Arabs give more money to the Clinton Foundation than Israelis. Any further questions?

  • Way too much talk trying to avoid the reality.

    Islamic theology tells Muslims to kill the Jews.

    Deal with Islamic theology or the problem will continue to fester and lead to armageddon.