Israel offered the Palestinians a state with territory in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem at Camp David in 2000, Taba in 2001, the Annapolis Conference in 2007, 2008, and during U.S.-brokered talks in 2013 and 2014.
In most cases, they countered statehood offers with major escalations in violence, including infamously launching the deadly Second Intifada, or terrorist war, in response to the Camp David peace talks.
He released Palestinian prisoners, including terrorists, in a so-called gesture to jumpstart talks with Abbas.
At this point, instead of repeating the same error over and over again, the U.S. and Israel might do well to reconsider the concept of what they are labeling as “peace.” The term essentially refers to Israel offering a state to the PA in hopes the Palestinians will not only accept the offer, but live side-by-side in peace with the Jewish state.
However, if we continue to insist on referring to Israeli territorial concessions to the anti-Semitic PA as “peace,” Israel has repeatedly proven it is willing to go out on a limb, to put in mildly, to make such accommodations.