The Price for a Palestinian State

(Washington Post) - Jim Hoagland "I destroyed a terrorist state in Afghanistan, I destroyed a terrorist state in Iraq, and I am not about to help create a terrorist state" on Israel's borders, the president is said to have told aides. Arab leaders will have to display courage and toughness that have been absent for half a century in dealing with their own publics about the Palestinian refugees and workers in their midst. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, and in the first instance the Palestinian Authority will have to abandon the fiction that the Palestinians in diaspora have an absolute and unlimited "right of return" into Israel.

2003-06-09 00:00:00

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