Israel's new tactics to delay Palestinian statehood and blame the Palestinians.
But facts are facts. Abbas has proved his commitment to peace on the ground, and he has agreed to give up more than three-quarters of the original Palestine. The right of return will have to be negotiated, as will settlements, and no diversionary alarms about the Nakba or acknowledging Israel as a Jewish state will change that. Netanyahu has a tough job ahead of him. All we can ask is that he do it.
Will Saletan covers science, technology, and politics for Slate and says a lot of things that get him in trouble.
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