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Read Saeb Erekat's Most Impactful Columns in Haaretz

Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat regularly published in Haaretz, writing columns that advocated for the Palestinian position and often riled the Trump administration

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Saeb Erekat speaks at a Haaretz panel in New York, December 28, 2015.
Saeb Erekat speaks at a Haaretz panel in New York, December 28, 2015.Credit: Erica Gannett for IRL Production
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Dr. Saeb Erekat, who died Tuesday at the age of 65 after contracting COVID-19, was the top negotiator for the Palestinians for decades.

Erekat wrote for Haaretz for over a decade. A participant in every round of negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli governments since the tenure of late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Erekat's words often riled the Trump regime.

The following opinion column sparked a war of words between the Palestinian negotiator and Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt. Read the exchange here:

Erekat: Partners in Occupation: Trump Provides the anti-Palestinian Incitement, Israel the Bullets

Greenblatt: The Palestinians deserve so much more than Saeb Erekat

Erekat: The Trump administration, peddling Israeli extremism, is killing the peace process, not me

Over the years, he was a constant media presence, including on Haaretz, where he penned numerous opinion pieces. He tirelessly argued for a negotiated two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, defended the Palestinian leadership and blamed Israel for the failure to reach an agreement.

Here is a selection of some of his most impactful columns in recent years.

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