Chief Palestinian negotiator claims that Clayton Swisher, a current Al-Jazeera reporter, is a former CIA agent who used to work in Erekat's office and is the one who leaked the secret Mideast documents.
"When the truth comes to light it's always a good thing," says Gilad Erdan in Knesset plenum; Livni calls attempts to compare her to Lieberman because she offered to swap Arab border towns "cynical."
A document leaked by Al-Jazeera TV on Sunday reveals a string of unsuccessful interactions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority, as well as a serious mistrust between the two sides.
As foreign minister in April and June 2008, Tzipi Livni raised the possibility of territorial exchange during negotiations with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Specifically, she proposed transferring the Israeli Arab border communities of Barta'a, Baka al-Garbiyeh, and Beit Safafa to the Palestinian state.
Details of negotiations during Olmert's tenure reveal that Palestinian negotiators had secretly agreed to concede most Jewish areas of East Jerusalem; U.S.: We cannot vouch for veracity of the documents.