What part of "NO" does the world not understand?
The Arabs said "NO" to peace in 1919, when offered the Weizmann-Feisal Agreement.
2) And again in 1937, when Britain under the Mandate offered the Peel Commission plan.
3) And again in 1947, when the UN proposed the establishment of two states in the region – one Jewish, one Arab.
4) And again in 1948, when Israel's proclamation of independence invited the Arabs to remain in their homes and become equal citizens in the new state.
5) And again in 1967, when Israel offered to return all the territories conquered in return for peace. The Khartoum Resolutions actually featured Three (3) No's, which the Arabs determined were their "main principles": "no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it."
6) And again in 1978-9, when Israel offered the acceptance of Palestinian autonomy in exchange for peace at Camp David I.
7) And again in 1993, when Arafat signed the Oslo accords, promised to renounce terrorism and recognize Israel, and then declared on Jordanian television that he had taken the first step “in the 1974 plan.” This was a thinly veiled reference to the “phased plan,” according to which any territorial gain was acceptable as a means toward the ultimate goal of Israel’s destruction.
8) And again in 2000, at Camp David II when Israel accepted the Clinton Plan and the Palestinians did not.
9) And again in 2001, when Israel’s PM Ehud Barak offered Yasser Arafat East Jerusalem, 97% of the ‘West Bank’ and 3% compensation from Israel’s territory, in addition to all of Gaza (the Taba Negotiation), and Arafat turned it down without so much as a counteroffer.
10) And again in 2008, when Abu Mazen rejected yet another peace proposal, this one from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
"The Israeli proposal is not acceptable," Abbas's spokesman said. "The Palestinian side will only accept a Palestinian state with territorial continuity, with holy Jerusalem as its capital, without settlements, and on the June 4, 1967 [ i.e.1949 ] boundaries."
He called the Israeli proposal a "waste of time."
Josef Joffe recently expressed doubts that the
Palestinians [Levant Arabs] really want a two-state solution (and he was thinking back only to 1947) -- but Michael Oren had already answered this, months ago:
"There is no solution!"
See the video at Jewish Current Issues.
Put another way,