“They’ve rejected every peace initiative. Their no-show this week in Bahrain should be the last”

WALL STREET JOURNAL
Take the Palestinians’ ‘No’ for an Answer
bu Eugene Kontorovich
June 23, 2019

…After so many rejections, one might conclude that the Palestinian Authority’s leaders simply aren’t interested in peace. Had they accepted any of the peace offers, they would have immediately received the rarest of all geopolitical prizes: a new country, with full international recognition. To be sure, in each proposal they found something not quite to their liking. But the Palestinians are perhaps the only national independence movement in the modern era that has ever rejected a genuine offer of internationally recognized statehood, even if it falls short of all the territory the movement had sought. READ MORE SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT

ALGEMEINER Sean Durns: The Bahrain Conference and the Big Omission The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, and others reported on the PA’s refusal to participate, but failed to note that it was in keeping with a long history of Palestinians rejecting opportunities for peace.

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