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  •  Shlomo Ben Ami on Camp David (3+ / 0-)

    if I were a Palestinian I would have rejected Camp David, as well


    •  Ben-Ami and Robert Malley on Clinton's Parameters (4+ / 0-)
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      Shlomo Ben-Ami writes in his book Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy:

      The negotiations continued after Camp David. More than fifty meetings between the parties and the American mediators, both in Israel and in the United States, took place throughout the summer and autumn of 2000. This was a sequence of round tables that culminated on 23 December in a meeting in the Cabinet room adjacent to the Oval Office, where President Clinton presented to an Israeli delegation presided over by this author and a Palestinian team headed by Yasser Abd-Rabbo his final parameters for a peace treaty between the parties. The parameters were not the arbitrary and sudden whim of a lame-duck president. They represented a brilliantly devised point of equilibrium between the positions of the parties as they stood at that particular moment in the negotiations." (p. 270.)

      Robert Malley wrote in Israel and the Arafat Question:

      "Arafat had the best deal he could ever get. He could not get more and he had hit the proverbial wall. At the time, this was quite clear to American and to Israeli leaders. And in hindsight, it is now painfully clear to many more, including Palestinians."

      Al Gore should be president.

      by another American on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 05:58:15 PM PDT

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