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Anyone else have a take on him?
Did nobody else see what Arafat saw? Each refusal by Ara to accept an Israeli offer brought pressure from outside Israel to offer more and more concessions in the firm conviction that this terrorist trash was sincere and wanted peace. All that was demanded of him was an empty offer to stop terrorism, which brought no sanctions when not complied with. His response each time was to up the terror. The result of refusal each time was a reward, not a punishment
Why should he make peace when holding out could have netted him the whole cake eventually based on past experience of increasing the reward as a response to failure to make peace.
Israel tries to exact punishment for terror in the form of bombings and rooting out of terrorist cells but I am beginning to suspect that the PA is Bre'r Rabbit and enjoys being bombed and humiliated, if not for the act then for the rich award of media attention and sympathy it reaps.