Camp David and After: An Exchange (1. An Interview with Ehud Barak)

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Barak today portrays Arafat’s behavior at Camp David as a”performance” geared to exacting from the Israelis as many concessions as possible without ever seriously intending to reach a peace settlement or sign an end to the conflict.” He did not negotiate in good faith, indeed, he did not negotiate at all. He just kept saying no’ to every offer, never making any counterproposals of his own,” he says. Barak continuously shifts between charging Arafat with lacking the character or will” to make a historic compromise (as did the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1977″

(The New York Review of Books)