It is necessary to encourage the Palestinians to stop using terrorism to support their cause, and the best way to ensure this is to create a Palestinian state.
With Arafat's death, now is the time to step up U.S. intervention and further the U.S.'s Middle East agenda.
In 1947, the United Nations set out a map dividing the Arab territories that had been under Ottoman rule until 1919, and thereafter under British control, into the state of Israel and two Palestinian territories. Since then the region has experienced no fewer than six wars, seen thousands killed in attacks by both sides in the conflict, and seen hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their homes.
Do you believe that the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians will be resolved in our lifetime?