Quartet ‘giving up hope’ of renewing Israeli-Palestinian talks - Ha’aretz
The linked article demonstrates why, just as Hebrew is read from right to left, Ha’aretz articles should be read from end to beginning. One has to read to the final three paragraphs of the piece to understand that (1) Israeli officials who met with Quartet representatives showed flexibility; (2) the PA, on the other hand, has not moved one inch from their prevoius abject refusal to even negotiate. Of course, this being an article in Ha’aretz, it attempts to whitewash the hardlline stance as something “new” that results only from the WikiLeaks exposure of the so-called “Palestine Papers”, when, in fact, this has been the PA’s position for the past several years. If there are no negotiations it is for one reason, and one reason only — the PA refuses to sit down and negotiate.