Intentions of Palestinians
The Palestinians first announced that they would drive the Israelis into the sea. They weren't taken very seriously by the world. After the PLO was created in 1964, their pronouncements became even harsher. Though the Middle East holds 300 million Arabs, with plenty more room to hold the Palestinians, they want to control all of Israel. Here Israel was given, after much work and 2,000 years worth of prayers, its ancient homeland back, and yet these newly created Palestinians can't abide us being back home in our own land.
Yasser Arafat made a speech in Stockholm, Sweden on January 30, 1996 that should wake up both Olmert and anyone seriously interested in Israel's welfare. He made this private speech to Arab leaders, but journalists and politicians were there to hear it, also.
The Impending Total Collapse of Israel
"We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem. .......We of the PLO will...split Israel psychologically into two camps. Within five years we will have six to seven million Arabs living in the West Bank and in Jerusalem...You understand that we plan to eliminate the State of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian State. .....I have no use for Jews...."
Right now Olmert has made the concession to give back the Golan Heights to Syria, if they sign a peace pact. The West Bank, the area we have always called Judea and Samaria, is to be another give-away to become "Palestine" if they can ever get their act together and decide to forego their Hamas ideals and want peace as badly as we do. I've witnessed a Palestinian speaker at Reed College give a power point presentation convincing the cheering audience how bad Israel is treating them, yet the presentation was so bad that I couldn't tell what was going on. Next on the docket is Jerusalem, which is to be divided between the two states. We left Gaza a year ago, yet are still called "occupiers" by Hamas, and our reward for this has been to be shelled constantly day and night till Sderot's citizens are becoming pale from being in bomb shelters so much, and Ashkelon's hospital has to work on helping injured Palestinians who come to them for help and yet hope that a rocket doesn't strike the operating room. In all, our bending over backwards trying to be compliant with the Oslo Accords hasn't gained us an inch of happiness.
What makes the world leaders think that giving away most of the most important places of Israel will create peace? After sixty years, one can see that isn't the Palestinian's intention.