I was surfing a Pro-Israel website that shall remain nameless (it was recently added to a list of websites considered “terrorist” by the US - check news.google). One of their anti-Arafat points was that the Palestinians were offered a complete nation at the Oslo accord meetings but turned it down as it would require disarmament. Their arguement goes that if Arafat had accepted this, the Palestinians would be far better off today than they are and the fact that they didn’t means they are all blood-thirsty blah blah blah.
Without getting into a flamewar, what exactly were the Palestinians offered?
Another site I visited claims the US gives Israel billions a year in aid and loan guarantees that have a record of not being repaid. How can I find out if this is true and exactly how much money is involved?