The Palestinian Authority will return to the negotiating table with Israel only if it stops building in the settlements and accepts the pre-1967 lines as the basis for a two-state solution, Nabil Abu Rudaineh, a spokesman for PA President Mahmoud Abbas, said on Sunday.
Oh, well. I guess in that case the status quo remains, but it's entirely their choice.
But, please stop telling me how "oppressed" these people are when they won't make even the slightest effort to relieve their own circumstances.
Y'know, we often hear that the Palestinians deserve a state. The truth of the matter, of course, is that the Palestinians deserve nothing.
Are they more deserving than Tibetans who would never dream in a million years of strapping a suicide belt onto a child? No. I do not think so.
Are they more deserving than the Kurds? Ridiculous. Of course they are not, and for precisely the same reason.
Nonetheless, I still believe that they should get a state so that maybe they can bring themselves to take on the responsibilities of statehood and perhaps even curb their efforts to kill Jews.
That would be terrific.