My own personal view is that the negotiators were trying very hard against almost impossible odds. Against Israel refusing to accept a huge concession over East Jerusalem and against American support for Israel's positions to keep holding settlements like Ariel and Ma'aleh Adumim. The Palestinians were under huge pressure from Israel, supported by the United States, and from unhappiness within their own people. And that is without even talking about Hamas, who are fundamentally opposed to any kind of peace process. I was struck by the profound commitment of the Palestinian negotiators.
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