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The making of the 98%

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Submitted by Bader S (Saudi Arabia), Mar 8, 2006 at 05:15

"Arafat got 98% of what he asked for and threw it away - considering what he really wanted was to push Israel into the sea"

That is the opinion of some, but there are other opinions that contradict it. The whole issue of the peace process is a complex one that seems to lead to further polarization of positions on the matter.

Whereas you stand with the side that blames Arafat, I am more inclined to stand on the side that spreads the blame on everyone that was involved in the negotiation.

A good place to get the view from both sides can be found here: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/14380
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