The Right Coast

January 12, 2004
A New Meme?
By Michael Rappaport

According to the New York Times:
    Ahmed Qurei, the Palestinian prime minister, warned Israel on Thursday that Palestinians might demand citizenship rights in a single Jewish-Arab state if Mr. Sharon proceeded with a threat of his own, to impose an Israeli resolution of the conflict if negotiations failed.

    But Israeli officials, and some Palestinian officials, have played down that remark, noting that seeking rights as Israelis would be very unpopular among Palestinians.
Despite its lack of popularity with Palestinians, I suspect that this demand will occur more often in the future.