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The Palestine Papers

The Palestinian Authority offered to concede almost all of East Jerusalem, an historic concession for which Israel offered nothing in return.

The biggest Yerushalaim:
The biggest Yerushalaim:" Palestinian Authority offered to concede almost all of East Jerusalem, an historic concession for which Israel offered nothing in return.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - This is a developing story.  Al Jazeera starting publishing stories related to its trove of more than 1,600 memos, diplomatic cables, and notes from the past decade of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

The so called "Palestine papers" http://english.aljazeera.net/palestinepapers show Palestinians humiliating themselves by offering enormous concessions in private with the Israelis willing to concede little or nothing.

For example, the Palestinian Authority offered to concede almost all of East Jerusalem, an historic concession for which Israel offered nothing in return. The papers show Israeli was intransigent in public and intransigent in private.

This raises the question as to why Israel should concede anything when the Palestinians were willing to concede much.

When the Palestinians people and the world see what the Palestinian negotiators were willing to concede, there should be an outcry forcing Palestine to give up the peace process and seek international recognition of a Palestinian state with the 1967 borders.

Of course, so far only some of the documents have been released.  We will have to wait and see what the remaining documents reveal.

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