The Palestinian Authority (and much of the Middle East) relies on its people’s hatred of Israel in order to manipulate and control them. That is why the PA continually fans that hatred and why brokered peace talks will never succeed.
In 2000, Arafat was offered virtually everything he negotiated for, and still he turned it down.
Without the Jews to kick around, the PA would be out there all alone, responsible for the miserable human and economic conditions in the region.
The Predictable Failure of Kerry’s “Peace” Mission
Arafat, during the Camp David Summit in July, 2000, was given a golden opportunity to “end the conflict” with Israel, when Ehud Barak and President Bill Clinton offered him a Palestinian State on 97% of the West Bank and Gaza, and a capital in East Jerusalem, as well as additional territory to compensate for the 3% of land (Jewish settlements) slated to be annexed to Israel. Arafat understood that “an end of conflict” without “an end to Israel,” could cost him his life. He therefore chose to launch the Second Intifada.