FLASHBACK – The myth of the generous offer: Distorting the Camp David negotiations


Ehud Barak,  Bill Clinton, Yasser Arafat at Camp David

FAIR.ORG – The seemingly endless volleys of attack and retaliation in the Middle East leave many people wondering why the two sides can’t reach an agreement. The answer is simple, according to numerous commentators: At the Camp David meeting in July 2000, Israel “offered extraordinary concessions” (Michael Kelly, Washington Post, 3/13/02), “far-reaching concessions” (Boston Globe, 12/30/01), “unprecedented concessions” (E.J. Dionne,Washington Post, 12/4/01). Israel’s “generous peace terms” (L.A. Times editorial, 3/15/02) constituted “the most far-reaching offer ever” (Chicago Tribune editorial, 6/6/01) to create a Palestinian state. In short, Camp David was “an unprecedented concession” to the Palestinians (Time, 12/25/00). CONTINUE READING

  1. #1 by St. Longinus on 10/10/2018 - 9:34

    And this is what the United States has gotten, in the past, for trying to negotiate a ‘peace plan’ with the Yews and the same Ehud Barak who was at Camp David in 2002.
    Let us hope Trump is 50 steps and 100 years ahead this time.

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