Sunday, January 23, 2011


Embarrassing leaks reveal Israeli-Palestine “peace process” all but dead

by Larry Geller

Good that these were released on Sunday—people will have a chance to read them. Although there’s nothing here that Obama probably doesn’t already know, maybe he’s reading them also.

The papers are not from WikiLeaks but were given to the Guardian by Al Jazeera.

The biggest leak of confidential documents in the history of the Middle East conflict has revealed that Palestinian negotiators secretly agreed to accept Israel's annexation of all but one of the settlements built illegally in occupied East Jerusalem. This unprecedented proposal was one of a string of concessions that will cause shockwaves among Palestinians and in the wider Arab world.

A cache of thousands of pages of confidential Palestinian records covering more than a decade of negotiations with Israel and the US has been obtained by al-Jazeera TV and shared exclusively with the Guardian. The papers provide an extraordinary and vivid insight into the disintegration of the 20-year peace process, which is now regarded as all but dead.

[Guardian (UK), Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace process, 1/23/2011]

"Shocking revelations" on Jerusalem

The chief Palestinian negotiator appears disconnected from his own people and his wider Arab and Muslim constituency.

[Al Jazeera, 1/23/2011]

"Risks for peace"

The overwhelming conclusion one draws from this record is that the process for a two-state solution is essentially over.

[Al Jazeera, 1/23/2011]

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Many thanks, Larry, for printing info that should be regularly carried in our local media outlets. Americans are fairly ignorant. I am certain that is by choice for some.The Israeli/Palestine Mid-East peace process has been a joke for a long time, with the U.S. gov. sadly much a part. We are not a peaceful nation!Just ask Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc.

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