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The unspoken additional price for peace

Reader comment on item: Why Oslo's Hopes Turned to Dust

Submitted by Haym L. Rabinovitz (United States), Sep 11, 2003 at 19:07

Perhaps unfortunately, there is an additonal, as yet undefined, price that the Palestinians (nee "Arabs") will have to pay when they finally decide that peace really may be a good thing. It is hard to imagine that anyone on the Israeli side will gladly return to the various offers that have been made by Israel to them in the past. As Abba Eban famously said, "The Arabs have never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity." And so it is. Opportuities have been lost, not merely suyspended or delayed. Further, if that magical enlightening of the value of peace doesn't occur soon, it is not inconceivable that it will be too late, after too much blood, for Israel ever to allow a Palestinian state. Population exchange anyone?

signed: Haym L. Rabinovitz

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