"New Reality" for Palestinians

(Boston Globe) Charles A. Radin - President Bush bluntly told the Palestinians to stop living in the past. The major Israeli settlements in the territories are facts on the ground and cannot be wished away. The separation barrier Israel is building between its population centers and those of the Palestinians is OK, as long as it's not forever. "The Palestinian Authority has lost its power to maneuver," said Ali Gerbawi, a Palestinian professor of political science at Bir Zeit University. Its leaders "believed that they have been forcing Sharon out of Gaza, when in fact, they have lost the West Bank."

2004-04-15 00:00:00

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