“The Palestine Papers”

The British newspaper The Guardian is reporting on a large leak of papers from the negotiations between the official Palestinian leadership, Israel and the US. They reveal just how much the wretched Palestinian leaders were prepared to capitulate — and that this still wasn’t enough for Israel and the US.  As one writer in The Guardian puts it, “what these documents reveal is the extent of undemocratic, authoritarian, colonial and, frankly, terrifying coercion the US, Britain and other western governments have been imposing upon Palestinians through this unaccountable leadership.”

For thoughts on the “Palestine Papers” see this article on the New Left Project site and this report on the Electronic Intifada.