Friday, November 12, 2004

Laura Rozen sends us to Yossi Beilin's unraveling of Yasser Arafat in The Forward:
During the Camp David Summit in 2000, Arafat told President Clinton, "If I accept the proposals that have been made here, then you will have to come to my funeral." This, of course, is not a serious argument. You can object to a proposal, or support it, but opposition that derives from fear for one's life from extremists is, in my opinion, unforgivable.
The rest of the piece is in of a similar tone: condescension is the courtesy of the victor towards the vanquished.

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