#8 Ami - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Said
    • 12.11.09 | 11:57 (IST)

    The offers by Barak and Olmert would be termed "worthless"! Both Prime Ministers were facing decling popularity: Barak had an election coming up and peace negotiations were political suicide. Nothing was written down, and Arafat was expected to take Barak's word, and agree to a nebulous "deal". Olmert had an approval rating of 8% at the time (up from 4% or 5% because he announced that he had prostate cancer). So, neither of these offers could have been actualised. I state again, I would call these offers worthless!

    from the article: Response / Henry Siegman on Burston and 'Israel's pathology'
    First published 15:19 09.11.09 | Last updated 19:56 15.11.09
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