Iraqi PM ‘accused Iran, Syria of arming fighters’
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told US diplomats in 2009 that neighbouring Iran and Syria were providing weapons to insurgent groups within Iraq, a leaked document showed on Thursday.
Blair says leak of Palestine papers ‘destabilising’ for peace process
Tony Blair today accused those responsible for the leak of vast numbers of papers about talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis of wanting to seriously damage the peace process
Erekat asks US, UK and France for help to find leaker
A senior Palestinian official today said he has asked the US, Britain and France to help bring three of their nationals for questioning about the huge leak of confidential documents relating to peace talks in the Middle East.
Gaza protests accuse Palestinian Authority of betrayal in talks with Israel
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Gaza venting their anger at Palestinian negotiators for offering big concessions in peace talks. Meanwhile, Tony Blair accused those behind this week's leak of documents of wanting to inflict serious damage on the peace process.
PA, Fatah ‘can no longer speak’ for Palestinians
Palestinian ambassador to UK’s office taken over by protesters
Palestinian official seeks foreign help in TV leak
A senior Palestinian official said Thursday that he has asked the U.S., Britain and France to help bring three of their nationals for questioning about the massive leak of confidential Palestinian documents.
Palestinians preventing Middle East peace deal, says Israeli deputy PM
An agreement to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will not happen in the next "one or two years", Israel's deputy prime minister said today, blaming the Palestinians for the lack of progress.
The Palestinian Authority to release documents critical of Qatar
Senior Palestinian sources have informed Asharq Al-Awsat that the Palestinian Authority is in possession of important documents that condemn Qatar with regards to numerous issues relating to the Palestinian Israeli negotiations.
Gaza war report was stalled by Palestinian Authority on US request
Palestinian Authority leaders co-operated with US officials in a bid to postpone the reference of the Goldstone report into war crimes in Gaza to the UN security council, leaked papers reveal. The PA, who have denied they made the decision under US pressure, later reversed their decision.
Palestinian distrust of Iran revealed in leaked papers
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, tried to persuade a Palestinian businessman to contribute millions of dollars to a radio station for the Iranian opposition after the country's disputed presidential elections in 2009, according to leaked documents.
Palestinian negotiator rejects claims of back door deals with Israel
The PLO's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, has described the leak of confidential memos documenting a decade of Middle East peace talks as a "slander campaign" and insisted that no single concession will be agreed without a comprehensive agreement with Israel, whose colonisation of Palestinian land is the "only constant".
Palestinian papers Leaks threaten my life, Erekat says
The documents suggest the Palestinians were ready to make big concessions, despite public claims to the contrary. But in an interview with the BBC, Mr Erekat admitted that some of the material was true. He had initially dismissed it as a "pack of lies". He has vowed to take responsibility if the leaks came from his office.
The Palestine Papers
On January 23, Al Jazeera announced their possession of 1,684 files of confidential documents related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and with the release of these documents, they launched their new Transparency Unit. They released the Palestine Papers and reported on their contents between January 23-26th, 2011.
The Palestinian Authority Tries to Hit Back
Last night Al Jazeera completed three days of special broadcasts on the "Palestine Papers", the more than 1600 internal documents about the Palestinian negotiations with Israel from 1999 to 2010. The documents themselves carry on, posted not only by Al Jazeera but also by The Guardian of London.
Tony Blair criticised for ‘Israeli bias’
Tony Blair, envoy of the Middle East quartet, was attacked by Palestinian officials for being biased in favour of Israeli security needs and seeming "to advocate an apartheid-like approach to dealing with the occupied West Bank", the Palestine papers reveal
I want to be Palestinian forever … but we’re Israeli too’
According to leaked documents, the western, Israeli side of the town Barta'a al-Garbiya was identified by Israeli negotiators for transfer into a putative Palestinian state. Its residents were not consulted about the transfer, but ask the mainly Israeli-Arab citizens which side of the line they would rather be on, and a lively debate ensues.
Palestinian negotiators accept Jewish state, papers reveal
Palestinian negotiators privately accepted Israel's demand that it define itself as a Jewish state, the leaked papers reveal, while Israeli leaders pressed for the highly controversial transfer of some of their own Arab citizens into a future Palestinian state as part of a land-swap deal.
Palestinians condemn US plan to settle refugees in South America
Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace process
The biggest leak of confidential documents in the history of the Middle East conflict has revealed that Palestinian negotiators secretly agreed to accept Israel's annexation of all but one of the settlements built illegally in occupied East Jerusalem. This unprecedented proposal was one of a string of concessions that will cause shockwaves among Palestinians and in the wider Arab world.
Barack Obama lifts then crushes Palestinian peace hopes
The rise and rapid collapse of Palestinian hopes invested in Barack Obama are laid bare in graphic detail in the leaked documents. They make clear that PLO leaders continue to regard a string of far-reaching concessions as a negotiated package which remains on the table for the US and Israel to pick up.
Israel spurned Palestinian offer of ‘biggest Yerushalayim in history’
Palestinian negotiators secretly agreed to allow Israel to annex all but one of the settlements built in occupied East Jerusalem in the most far-reaching concessions ever made over the bitterly contested city. The offer was turned down by Israel's then foreign minister as inadequate.
Palestinian Police Are Said to Have Participated in Protest Against Al Jazeera
An angry mob that attempted to storm the office of Al Jazeera in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday, following the publication of leaked Palestinian documents by the Arab news network, included Palestinian police officers in civilian clothes, according to a local journalist.
Papers reveal how Palestinian leaders gave up fight over refugees
Palestinian negotiators privately agreed that only 10,000 refugees and their families, out of a total refugee population exceeding 5 million, could return to Israel as part of a peace settlement, leaked confidential documents reveal. PLO leaders also accepted Israel's demand to define itself as an explicitly Jewish state, in sharp contrast to their public position
Reaction to the leaked Palestine papers
As Palestinian negotiators named in the secret accounts of negotiations with Israel angrily dismissed them as lies, fabrications and half truths, there was an equally hostile backlash over their offer to let the Jewish state keep its settlements in occupied East Jerusalem and other concessions.
The story behind the Palestine papers
The revelations from the heart of the Israel-Palestine peace process are the product of the biggest documentary leak in the history of the Middle East conflict, and the most comprehensive exposure of the inside story of a decade of failed negotiations.
Condoleezza Rice: send Palestinian refugees to South America
Palestinian leaders weak and increasingly desperate
The overwhelming impression that emerges from the confidential records of a decade of Middle East peace talks is of the weakness and desperation of Palestinian leaders, the unyielding correctness of Israeli negotiators and the often contemptuous attitude towards the Palestinian side shown by US politicians and officials.
Arafat recognises Jewish state and limit to return of refugees
Yasser Arafat has told an Israeli newspaper that he recognises Israel's right to remain a Jewish state and is, therefore, prepared to accept the return of only a fraction of the Palestinian refugees. In an interview with Ha'aretz, published yesterday, the Palestinian leader was asked if he understood that "Israel has to keep being a Jewish state"?