The farce that is the “peace process”:
Israel’s own housing minister, Uri Ariel is himself a settler who lives the West Bank colony of Kfar Adumim, between Jerusalem and Jericho.
Indeed, the main Israeli negotiator is “justice” minister Tzipi Livni. She has in the past has had to skip the UK to avoid arrest on suspicion on war crimes. In 2011 the Palestine Papers revealed that she once said: “I am a lawyer … But I am against law — international law in particular. Law in general.” In her own words: Israel’s justice minister is “against law.”
Yes, they are still playing this stupid “peace process” game:
The 13th of September will mark 20 years since the White House lawn signing ceremony between Yasser Arafat and Yitzak Rabin, flanked by former US President Bill Clinton. The signing of Declaration of Principles initiated the related series of agreements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization known as the Oslo accords – named after the city where it was secretly negotiated.
Right away, late Palestinian intellectual Edward Said denounced the agreement, although he had long been a supporter of a two-state solution. “So first of all let us call the agreement by its real name: an instrument of Palestinian surrender, a Palestinian Versailles,” he wrote in Al-Hayat a month later.
Read my whole column over at MEMO.