Can Barghouti Save the Peace Process?
by Khaled Abu Toameh, gatestoneinstitute.org, Apr. 11, 2014
According to Palestinian sources, Abbas’s biggest concern is that Dahlan may have been trying to forge an alliance with Barghouti to topple him.
Those who believe that Barghouti would be more flexible in the peace process are living in an illusion. Barghouti’s position regarding the peace process with Israel is no different than that of Abbas, and possibly even less flexible.
No Palestinian leader would ever be able to come back to his people with a deal that includes less than 100% of Palestinian demands. As former Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat is reputed to have said after abandoning the failed Camp David talks, “Do you want me to be up there having tea with Sadat?”