Fatah and Hamas have been holding indirect negotiations on PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s initiative to hold new Palestinian parliamentary and presidential elections.
In 2014, the mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando also awarded the city's honorary citizenship to Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life-sentences in Israel for terrorism.
Dichter: "Arafat smuggled terrorists from Egypt two months after PA was established."
Though originally written in 2003 after numerous terror attacks in Kfar Darom, with ongoing rocket attacks in the South, this ‘fable’ is as timely as ever.
The report claimed that Sharon decided to eliminate Arafat because it would be the best way to stop the Palestinian resistance.
On the plane ride home from the US, prime minister Barak and his team concocted the myth of “no partner” to blame Arafat for not accepting his “take it or leave it offer.”
When the Peace Index asked “Do you support or not support at present the signing of a peace agreement based on the formula of two states for two peoples?” – only 47% of Israeli Jews said yes.
Rabin, Arafat, and then-Foreign Minister Shimon Peres were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as a result.
The abject failure of the Oslo Accords has had a salutary effect on Israeli society. Israelis are today quite resilient, ready to endure – if necessary – protracted conflict.