Chief Palestinian negotiator resigns
Longtime chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has submitted his resignation, another negotiator says.
February 12th, 2011
09:40 AM ET

Chief Palestinian negotiator resigns

Saeb Erakat has submitted his resignation as the chief Palestinian negotiator, according to Mohammed Shtayeh, Palestinian negotiator and a Fatah Central Committee member.

Erakat had previously said that he would resign his post if an investigation into the leak of Palestinian negotiating documents aired by the Al-Jazeera television network proved that the source of papers came from his office.

The so-called Palestine Papers suggested that Palestinian negotiators offered to give up large swaths of East Jerusalem to Israel during talks dating back to 2008 and that they had been willing to offer much larger concessions in private than they were publicly acknowledging.

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  1. Ghandi

    I, for one, am interested to see what the Palestinians could achieve against Israel through the use of peaceful civil disobedience. Don't be surprised to see it soon.

    February 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Thinker23

      If the Palestinians will become peaceful there will be no need for "civil disobedience". They will get peace in return for peace and will get the opportunity to establish their own Arab Palestinian state or states within borders defined by the still non-existing peace agreement.

      February 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace

      Palestinian do want to be peaceful. They also want to have dignified life. They need the right to exist a long side peaceful state of Israel. Before 1948 95% of Palestine where Palestinian (Muslims, Christians, and Jewish!). Today there are only 10% of the population. I am also willing to concede to have one state with fair living standards. I will also accept the two peaceful states side by side. The question what does Israel Jewish population want? When I was younger, I went out on an a peaceful demonstration in Israel. We were fiercely attached by the army. At the end of the demonstration we were blamed confrontation. It so sad when the world continue to blame the victims.

      February 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    I liked that movie the negotiator... it was pretty good.. a very rare movie where the black guy actually lives and doesn't get killed..

    February 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Warface

    @peace. Blaming the victim is what we do best. Logic is, the victim is always the poor who has no power over the news media. The criminals are the same in control of the international news. They can never say the truth, and they can change the news topic whenever they want. I agree, it's sad dignity and character nowaday don't count. $$$ rules!!!

    February 12, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Warface

    @thinker12: research 9-11 conspiracy before you post about 911. Easy start GOOGLE!!! EDIOTS LIKE U PROMOTE GOVT. CRIMINAL PRACTICES. EVEN BUSH SAID WMD CLAIMS WERE A BUNCH OF LIES! BUT SMART AS U, YOUR PRESIDENT'S CONFESSION IS NOT ENOUGH ... I BET. RESEARCH THE wARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND TRAVEL TO SEE FOR YOURSELF. I HAVE DONE MY PART.

    February 12, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. @joe sixpack

    @joe Sixpack

    Palastinitals was never a state or a country. if they were, please tell me the name of a palastinian king, the name of thier currency, what was the official language, or any other historical fact that would indicate that you know what you are talking abot.

    Besides what point is there to peace, if an extreamist government will be elected in a few years not recognizing israel.

    for the last point, please explain why ther eare more killing every day, along islamists, in islamofachiast countries in muslim led countries, there are no human right, woman rights, or any rights for anyone other then the top dogs who steal all the money of thier people.

    February 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • thirdeye1969

      Jew haters like joe sixpack cannot be reasoned with. they have to be ignored or defeated.

      February 21, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. @jfreeposter

    @ free poster

    duh! no one in the middle east trust israel, becuase they are all arabs and muslims. Israel is hated by thier neighbors, becuase they hate to see a country less than 1% the size of the rest of the middle east, with rights for ALL, [yes even arab kneset members,] and ask 90% of arabs living in Israel and they will tell you they would rather live under israely rule then under the barbaric arab islamic rule country any day.

    February 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Bleh

    Google 911 "conspiracy"? Kida says it all, dunnit?

    February 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Henry

    We don't have the Nazi anymore. We have the Jew. The Nazi kill the Jew for the same reasons that the Jew kill Arabs. Land and the rights to have their race supreme. U.S.A stand for all people is equal but turn a bind eye toward them. Israel is a races state and will never be love fully

    February 12, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Peace

    For those who are intersted in hearing what I have to say, I finally started tweeting. My name on twitter is lookingforpeace.

    February 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Cesar

    @Thinker23 & Peace: My family absolutely has legal rights to Pac-Man. We are still waiting for the 3% residuals of every cent generated.

    February 13, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. thirdeye1969

    joe sixpack is leaving drool all over the place. I'm getting wet.

    February 21, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. thirdeye1969

    I bet joe sixpack doesn't really have a sixpack. He's a little boy locked up in his fantasies of the great Satan Israel and the Jew controlled US government. What a loser.

    February 21, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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