Originally Posted by Donger
If memory serves, right after the accord was signed, Hamas and others stepped up attacks on Israel while Israel actually began to withdraw forces from the "occupied territories." Sharon then became PM and it all basically fell apart.
Anyway, that's the past. Try dealing with the present, where the PA refuses to acknowledge Israel's right to exist. You may note that Israel has shown willingness to compromise and negotiate in the past when that necessity has been agreed upon.
Yeah, Lightrise seems to have learned his history at the University of Hamas. In pursuit of a final agreement following the Oslo Accords, Bill Clinton tried to broker a deal between Israel and Arafat in the late 90s. After Israel offered a sweeter deal than the palestinians should have ever dreamed of getting (and should probably never hope to get again), Arafat's response was Intifada 2. Sharon came to power after the 2nd Intifada was engaged, probably at least in part as a response to the palestinians' violence and bad faith in the peace talks.