Friday, March 29, 2002

The End of a Long, Crooked Path

It's hardly surprising that Yasser Arafat has ended up pinned down in his headquarters and surrounded by the Israeli military, waiting to become a martyr. What is surprising that it didn't happen ten years ago - and that before the end came, he had received and rejected an offer of a sovereign Palestinian state. Followers of Said and Chomsky should ask themselves if the Palestinians, or any Arab League members, ever made an equivalent offer of compromise toward Israel.

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