After Golda Meir became Israel's first woman prime minister in 1968, a reporter asked her when the conflict with Palestine would end. "Peace will come only after the Arabs love their children more than they hate us," she replied.
This blind hatred still exists more than 50 years later. The instant rejection of President Donald Trump's peace proposal by Palestinian leaders shows they hate Israel more than they love their children and grandchildren.
Trump's plan would double the size of Palestine's territory, give it a capital in East Jerusalem, provide $50 billion in investments, and create over one million jobs. It calls for construction of new roads, tunnels, bridges and sewers.
But Palestine's rulers would rather wage attacks on Israel than build infrastructure and prefer terrorism over transition to peaceful co-existence.
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