#80 Tim R. Camp David and Taba not connected - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 21.11.09 | 22:34 (IST)

    Taba was not a continuation of Camp David, although interim talks between the two parties took place between Camp David and Taba(no US participation.) The subject we were discussing was the Camp David talks, not the Taba talks. I give up on the percentage of land offered by Barak at Camp David. Its like reading the Bible, find whatever you want. On rechecking I now have found 97%,95%, 93%, 88% and 61%. But according to book co-authored by Robert Malley, special assistant to Clinton who attended the talks, "the final and unnoticed consequence of Baraks approach is that, strictly speaking, there never was an Israeli offer. Determined to preserve Israel's position, ... the Israelis always stopped one, if not several, steps short of a proposal. The ideas put forward were never in writing." At Taba, Arafat (as despicable as he was) was obviously aware of the time frames. But, therefore, so was Barak. Whats the point?

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