Farewell to The Thrills of Revenge?

Abba Eban, Israel's former Foreign Minister and chief dove, once observed in wonderment that when it comes to peace, the Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. In 1947, when the U.N. offered them a state side by side with Israel, they rejected the plan and joined the Arab war to destroy the nascent Jewish state in order to take all of Palestine for themselves. They lost.

Three decades later, they missed their next great opportunity when the Camp David accords offered them an end to Israeli occupation, autonomy in the West Bank and Gaza, and negotiations that might...

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