There seems to be a misconception that Palestinians are being killed off behind the wall, almost like Auschwitz. I doubt if any of these anti-Israel bashers have ever set foot in Israel, or anywhere in the Middle East for that matter. Let me share an experience of an incident that happened to me, when I was staying in Israel. I took a bus to the Tomb of Abraham in the West Bank (the only place in the world where Jews and Muslims pray together). A nice young man, whom I later found out was Arab, offered to take me around the Tomb. Later, when he revealed his identity, I had to shake the bias that all Palestinians were crazy terrorists. He told me that he and his brother had studied at Oxford University in England--does that sound like desperate refugees to any of you? And the bus rode past a posh mall. Within the Green Line, in Israel proper, things are even better. When my grandmother was in the hospital in Haifa, the place was full of Arab doctors, nurses and patients. That is why Abbas rejected Olmert's last offer--because Olmert had resigned and was a weak PM. If your people are desperate for liberty and freedom, who cares if the PM is weak or strong? But his people were leading normal lives, so he could afford to wait for an even better offer.