Edward Said, noted historian and commentator on the Middle East, points out that the Oslo agreement to split Palestinians up into bantustans, like those which repressed blacks in apartheid South Africa, was unteneble and has fallen to pieces. Said feels that the Palestinians cannot be beat up enough to call the whole Palestinian cause off, and the current slaughter of Palestinians by Israelis can only end with Israel ending their military occupation and complying with UN Resolutions 242, 338 and 194. I disagree. I think the Israel will be successful in wiping out the Palestinians. (Thanks to CD for the pointer).