Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Palestinian's Advocate

Due to lack of collaborating reports beyond the rumor mill, we've been sitting on this story for a while. But now it looks like the story is starting to break in the mainstream media as parts were reported on Israel radio this morning.

The story has it that on July 8th Haim "Kiss and Tell" Ramon met with PA negotiator Saeb Erekat and advised him not to let the PA enter into direct talks with Israel. The rumor mill has it that this advice came from an individual known during the Oslo Heyday as the "'Palestinian's Advocate" - none other than President Shimon Peres.

The logic behind the advice is that Netanyahu would never agree to the PA's terms, so it is better for them to not meet at all. In the long term, this will only produce additional international pressure on Israel, especially if the Freeze ends because of no direct talks.

Keep watching this story. It could be huge if all the details prove to be true.

UPDATE: The President's office has denied they sent Haim Ramon to talk to Saeb Erekat. Ayala Hasson, the Israel radio interviewer has been strongly implying (as it may be illegal to have made use of it) that there is a recording where Ramon can be heard saying that he is representing Peres.

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1 comment:

mekubal said...

Actually it has seemed from the news the world opinion may be turning in Israel's favor, because of the Palestinian refusal to enter direct negotiations.

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