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Washington - Israeli President 'Carried Out Secret Negotiations with Abbas'

Published on: May 27, 2011 12:24 PM
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Washington - Shimon Peres, the Israeli president, carried out secret negotiations with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, in an attempt to revive peace talks, it has been claimed.

Mr Peres met Mr Abbas in London at the beginning of April in an effort to launch fresh negotiations, according to Israel’s Maariv newspaper.

Mr Peres held talks with President Barack Obama at the White House in early April during a meeting from which close aides were excluded.

The two men also held a number of private telephone calls on secure lines.

As is normal in such circumstances, both Mr Peres’s aides and Palestinian officials denied the existence of a “secret channel”.

But Maariv, a Hebrew-language newspaper noted for its hawkish positions, quoted a source close to Mr Peres as saying that the president was “horrified” by the exposure of the talks and they subsequently collapsed.

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 May 27, 2011 at 12:53 PM Secular Says:

Peers has always been a snake in the grass. He always undermines the opposing party's policies.


 May 27, 2011 at 01:01 PM Anonymous Says:

when will Pers stop this so called peace process that he created with oslow.Enough sellingh out the jewish people. go home and retire and spend time with your children, he must resign now...


 May 27, 2011 at 01:07 PM Shem Says:

I don't get it. How could they have secret negotiation meetings in the White House and the president not knowing about it?


 May 27, 2011 at 01:21 PM LouKay Says:

I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that the "NEW INITIATIVE" of the
Obamanation in Chief was partly orchestrated by Israel's Chief abomination (Mr. Peres)


 May 27, 2011 at 01:49 PM Critical_Thinker Says:

HaPeres HaOf hatamei Hazeh! Shem Reshaim Yirkav.


 May 27, 2011 at 01:52 PM Anonymous Says:

President of Israel is a figurehead position like Queen of England - I always thought that he has no authority to do something like this


 May 27, 2011 at 03:55 PM kollelfaker Says:

perhaps it time to do away with this position and think of the savings for the economy


 May 27, 2011 at 04:28 PM leftbrooklyn Says:

Do you folks believe that Peres was really doing this alone?? Most diplomatic work is done through back channels with full government support. Remember Netanyahu has to face the electorate Peres does not. If things blow up they throw Peres under the bus (i.e. Netanyahu disclaims any knowledge). If the initiative works, presto everyone is a genius.


 May 27, 2011 at 04:35 PM Anonymous Says:

Peres never one a single election in his own right. He was known as Ben-Gurion's "puppy".


 May 27, 2011 at 07:19 PM Liepa Says:

Peres did exactly this back in the early 90's, went behind Prime Minister Rabin's back to negotiate with the Palestinian's and the presented Rabin with the Oslo Accords as a fait accompli.

The job description of the President of Israel doesn't include running the political affairs of the country, his position is purely ceremonial and is therefore elected by the MK's rather than the Israeli populace themselves. He needs to be reminded to stick to his duties before he presents Israel with another calamity.


 May 28, 2011 at 10:46 PM Mark Levin Says:

It seems that the current regime is trying to get Israel's goat in any possible way it can. Info which should be classified keeps getting leaked. How typical of the Chicago Thugocrisy we have in DC.


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