Krauthammer joins such notable syndicated columnists as William F. Buckley, George Will, Patrick Buchanan and others in taking his opportunity to stroke Israel. He devotes his entire column to pointing out that Israel should only negotiate with Palestinian "insiders" and not those Palestinians outside of the occupied territories. This despite the fact that Palestinians, wherever found, are almost 100% in favor of the PLO representing their interests.
Krauthammer could well have pointed out that Israel has consistently violated the human rights of the Palestinians in the occupied territories. He could have written of deportations, confiscation of property, demolition of homes of those suspected of throwing stones, appropriation of land, midnight visits by Israeli troops battering down doors, concentration in camps of thousands without charge or trial, beatings of prisoners by soldiers and shooting indiscriminately into crowds when confronted by stone throwers.