“This doesn’t work”

A brave speech— in Arabic, to a Palestinian audience– by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas:

In the past, they said: “Under no circumstances will we accept a state, unless it includes all of Palestine, because Palestine is a land of Islamic endowment.” Fine. This doesn’t work. I can say: “We demand all of the land,” and you will applaud me. This doesn’t work. This doesn’t work. This doesn’t work. There is a reality – either you acknowledge it, or you will get crushed.

Was Arafat ever that honest to Palestinians?