Saturday, September 21, 2013

Did John Kerry Make an Outrageous Promise to the Palestinians to Get Them to Agree to Another Round of Peace-In-Our-Time Talks?

The Palestinians say he did:
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Signs of strain emerged Monday around the nascent Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, as a senior Palestinian official said Secretary of State John Kerry had “guaranteed us in writing” that negotiations would start from the 1967 lines,   
Nabil A. Shaath, the Palestinian commissioner for international relations, said the Palestinians had agreed to enter the talks only because of the guarantee. He declined to provide a copy, but when asked if it was signed by Mr. Kerry personally, said: “Absolutely. We wouldn’t have done it without this.”  
 But American officials denied there was such a document, which would have been a significant gesture to the Palestinians and could have enraged Israel. “We have always said that if you don’t hear news about the talks from senior U.S. officials, you can’t count on it being reliable,” Marie E. Harf, a State Department spokeswoman, said in an e-mailed statement. “This is a good example.”...
Someone's lying. My money's on Foggy Bottom.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Read the same statement a week or more ago.

My guess A bottle of Ketchup fell on the document, never happened. :)

Although might re appear once Israel signed in the US Docs.