In an essay entitled "When It Pays To Talk To Terrorists," Paul Thomas Chamberlin, an assistant professor of history at the University of Kentucky and author of "The Global Offensive: The United States, the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Making of the Post-Cold War Order," argues that "by failing to strengthen moderates within the PLO and effectively locking the Palestinians out of the Arab-Israeli peace process, American officials sidelined potential peacemakers and pushed Palestinian national ambitions to the back burner.
read the Hamas charter, which calls for the destruction of all Jews, as well as Israel?
does not mention that the "moderate" Arafat called for the destruction of Israel long before and well after Munich, including after his
peace treaty with Israel and when he
headed the Palestinian Authority.
And if the dictionary defines "terrorism" as "the political use of violence or intimidation," what would Chamberlin
call the deliberate murder of Israeli civilians, including women and children?