July 3, 2019
Do Palestinian Leaders Really Want Peace? – Clifford D. Mayprevi
Virtually everyone involved in the “peace process” has taken for granted that the primary goals of those who lead the Palestinians are peace, prosperity and self-determination. What if that’s wrong? What if the Palestinians really want something else?
Israelis proposed deals in 2000, 2001 and 2008. The Palestinians were offered more than 90% of the West Bank. Each time, their leaders declined. No counteroffers were presented.
In Bahrain last week, the U.S. did not ask that Palestinians do anything in exchange for the massive assistance package that was put on the table. Nonetheless, Abbas refused even to discuss the economic plan. The writer is president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. (Washington Times)