Tom, I won't condone any terrorism. It is the intolerance that springs the terrorism that should be the enemy here. And if we are going to be fair and stress equality, why not mention the other side as well. Though Arafat's insistence on the 3 million may not have been pragmatically right, we should judge it by whether it was morally right. Do you know how many Palestinians have been displaced by Israel? Do you know how present day Arabs are discriminated against by Israel? Do you know that by expelling or restricting Arabs and having an open door to Jews, that Israel has manipulated a Jewish majority? I can't comment on the figure of 3 million but I can understand the principle of allowing a certain number of people back into Israel. I disagree, on a pragmatic basis, with Arafat's insistence that wrecked the deal but I can understand his problems with the deal. Neither side is all good or all bad. But only recognizing the bad of one side and the good of the other does not advance a solution. Jif, Neat thing to say when you want to dismiss points but cannot bring up specific reasons why. It is the dismissing of points that is the problem. Not because one person or the other wins an argument, but because of the issues of justice that are involved. Might I suggest that what you learned before is neither all right nor all wrong and now you must make decisions as to what to accept and what to reject.