Sunday, August 29, 2010

Erekat Responds

Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat responded to Israeli Former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's comments that the Palestinian people should "perish." Erekat said these comments were tantamount to calls for genocide and asked, "Is this how the Israel government prepares its public for a peace agreement?" Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has distanced himself from the comments.

Journalist Thomas Ricks might file the news under, "Peace Talks: The Unraveling."

Question for readers: Assuming the peace talks fail, would these comments themselves be a cause of failure, or are they merely symptoms of a deeper issue?

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