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Take the Palestinians’ ‘No’ for an Answer

For the "Israel must do more" crowd:

This isn't the first time the Pales­tini-ans have said no. At a sum­mit bro­kered by Pres­i­dent Clin­ton in 2000, Is­rael of­fered them full state­hood on ter­ri­tory that in­cluded roughly 92% of the West Bank and all of Gaza, along with a cap­i­tal in Jerusalem. The Pales­tin­ian Au­thor­ity re­jected that of­fer, lead­ing Is­rael to up it to 97% of the West Bank in 2001. Again, the an­swer was no. An even fur­ther-reach­ing of­fer in 2008 was re­jected out of hand. And when Pres­i­dent Obama pres­sured Is­rael into a 10-month set­tle­ment freeze in 2009 to re­new ne­go­ti­a­tions, the Pales­tini­ans re­fused to come to the ta­ble.

Take the Palestinians' 'No' for an Answer
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