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Israel can't make the Palestinians want peace

Israel can't make the Palestinians want peace

Commentator Richard Gross blames the lack of a peaceful "two state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict solely on Israel and its current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, saying the U.S. should have used a recent aid package as leverage to achieve that goal ("Israel aid derails potential for peace," Sept. 19).

Mr. Gross, however, fails to mention that it was the leadership of the Palestinian Authority that rejected U.S. and Israeli offers of statehood in exchange for peace at Camp David in 2000, at Taba in 2001 and after the Annapolis Conference in...