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Old 19-09-2011, 23:09
bingoman
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When The Palestine state the Claim at the UN for Statehood this week there a few Questions that need to be asked about their Claim to Statehood

When Yasser Arafat was in Charge why didn't he try and do what Abbas is about to and go straight to the UN and try anf get Full membership to the UN and ask for a Statehood,

And after all the years of Talks which has Failed why did the PLO/ Government not go the UN and ask for Statehood after in the 1980s after the Talks Failed then instead of Fight with Israelis

Why did Yassar Arafat not accept the Peace deal in the 90s when Clinton had the best deal on the table, did Israel accpet the deal

Was Yassar Arafat a block to peace when he was alive and was the cause of some of the problems now
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Old 20-09-2011, 01:48
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You could even ask whether any Palestinian leader really wants it. To get it you have to compromise - on territory, accepting Israel, disarming Palestine, policing your borders and the right of return idea. You are then responsible for controlling all your people who don't agree with any of that, and they will be trying to kill you. If you succeed you will then be responsible for making things better with no one else to blame if you can't - and if you do get to a proper democracy, public opinion will replace you if you fail. As Palestine is mostly waterless sand and rock, there's a poputaion explosion and you may also have people wanting to return, its going to be difficult to do even as well as they are now, and its not clear if they would get more or less aid in the medium term from peace. If the militants keep on attacking Israel you will get the blame for that too . For Hamas its even simpler their raison d'etre is to fight Israel - they just are not a peacetime government.

Its possibly a lot easier to run the current set up with some economic success, avoid getting your people to face the issues, say different things to different people, avoid becoming an assasins target by not agreeing with the Israelis, take the aid money, let the Israeli army lock up your militants , and let the war excuse your failures..
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Old 20-09-2011, 14:27
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OP this link may answer some of your questions:

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition...-died-1.385087

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The Palestinians' anti-colonialist struggle was accorded an Israeli interpretation that denied, as always, the anti-colonial nature of the Palestinian national movement. The Israeli version went:"Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat was reverting to his old ways," as if the leader of the Palestinian movement had agreed to accept the Israeli refusal to withdraw from the West Bank. And as always, stupidity won out. The only Palestinian leader who could have brought peace through compromise was portrayed as the devil, with the assistance of the Zionist left.

The leadership swept away Israelis into believing that the Palestinians had declared war, although with the naked eye one could see that the opposite was true. That November, the terrorist attacks directed at us began, following the massive killing and assassination of Palestinians across the West Bank. We now know that the assassinations, from the Palestinian standpoint, were grounds for war. Today it is clear that the Israeli intelligence community knew this was grounds for war.




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