Signs of Life After Arafat

(New York Times) Editorial - For Mr. Abbas to have any chance of achieving an independent Palestinian state, he must crack down on terrorism and he must prepare the Palestinian people for the compromises they will have to make. The Palestinians can no longer afford to raise their boys and girls to believe in all-or-nothing propositions regarding Israel. The longer they do that, the longer it will take to reach a settlement, and the longer the Palestinians dally about reaching a peace deal with Israel, the more land they lose.

2005-01-11 00:00:00

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