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Krikorian, since you asked I will tell you what I meant by accommodation.

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Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Oct 20, 2006 at 04:04

When in 1993, in the framework of the Oslo agreements Israel recognized PLO as a legitimate organization and in fact consented to the establishment of a second "Judenrein" Palestinian state on the western bank of the Jordan river (in addition to the already existing Judenrein Palestinian state on the eastern bank of this river, called Jordan), the natural Arab response was more unreasonable demands, and unleashing of a wild terror campaign including a string of suicide bombings in busses and other crowded places.

In 2000, when your hero Yaser Arafat was actually offered a state on those disputed territories by then Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Barak at Camp David, and all he was asked in return was a Peace Agreement, and a Palestinian declaration that they will have no further demands from the Jewish State of Israel, instead of an answer the Palestinian Authority opened a surprise attack, in fact an all out war against Israel, which they called The El Aksa Intifada.

Anyone who follows closely the strings of events can easily notice that although the Palestinian terrorist activities never paused entirely, their severity and frequency went up sharply whenever Israel tried some conciliatory steps towards the Palestinians.

The last demonstration of this typical Arab/Muslim response to reconciliatory steps (which they obviously always misinterpret as signs of weakness or perhaps as miraculous doings of their Allah) happened this summer. When some people in Israel decided that by evacuating the prosperous Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip will bring about a more peaceful climate with the Palestinians, perhaps they will stop their sporadic shelling of neighboring Jewish towns, perhaps they will utilize the leftover agricultural infrastructure to improve their disastrous economic situation. Well, we all know what happened instead: the sporadic shelling turned into massive, daily barrages against more Israeli towns, made possible by the evacuation of the Israeli presence in the Gaza Strip, culminating with a terrorist attack against an IDF unit deployed on undisputed Israel territory and abduction of one of the soldiers.

I can go on and on with more examples, but I believe that the principle is already sufficiently clear. My dear friend, these are well known and documented facts and not fictitious blood libels of the kind you are fed with, and trying to feed us as well.

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