Are the Palestinians powerless?

Abbas can change the entire nature of the conflict by declaring 3 simple things.

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May 9, 2012 11:57
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PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah

PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah 370 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)

 
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Fewer assumptions guide those who sympathize squarely with the Palestinian cause more than the core belief that they are weak and powerless.

Brian Walt, a retired rabbi from Philadelphia, exemplified this well in an article he wrote for Tikkun Magazine: "Israel has immense power and the Palestinians are powerless; Israel is the oppressor and the Palestinians are oppressed. Our religious tradition is clear that God calls us to be on the side of the oppressed."

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