The “Palestine Papers”: The Israeli and Palestinian Peace Process

New revelations about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Newspapers have unearthed thousands of documents cataloging the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians between 1999 and 2010. Apparently the Palestinians offered far reaching concessions such as agreeing to Israel’s annexation of all but one settlements in East Jerusalem. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told Israelis “we are offering you the biggest Yerushalayim [the Hebrew word for Jerusalem] in history”.

Palestinians willing to let settlers live under Palestinian rule/in future Palestinian state:

Palestinian Authority helped Israel kill Hamas members


Concessions offered by Palestinians:

Ehud Olmert’s Offer to Abu Mazen:

*Israel would annex approx 6.5% of the West Bank including the settlements of Ariel and Ma’ale Adumim.

*5000 Palestinian refugees would be allowed to return to Israel.

*East Jerusalem to be divided along the “Clinton parameters”.


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