Based on Israeli reports, Palestinian negotiators agreed to most of the concessions demanded by Israel, notably that illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territory near the Israeli border—encompassing close to 80 percent of the settlers—would be incorporated into Israel. Professor Stephen Zunes faults Secretary of State John Kerry for failing to obtain any compromise from Israel, which built 1,400 new illegal units as the talks occurred. We discuss Secretary Blowhard's praise for the rubber stamp election of the new brutal military dictator in Egypt and his denunciation of the rubber stamp election of the old brutal dictator in Syria, as well as Hillary Clinton's record at State, the negotiations with Iran, and more.
*Stephen Zunes is Professor of Politics and Director of Mideast Studies at the University of San Francisco. Read his recent analysis for Foreign Policy in Focus here.
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