Beyond Oslo, The Struggle for Palestine: Inside the Middle by Ahmed Qurie

By Ahmed Qurie

With new talks within the heart East Peace procedure approximately to start, the shadows of earlier negotiations fall seriously throughout all concerned. during this strong and soaking up testimony, considered one of prime figures of the Oslo talks, former top Minister Ahmed Qurie (‘Abu Ala’) takes us at the back of closed doorways and contained in the negotiating rooms of Wye River, Stockholm and Camp David, the place the phrases of peace and a Palestinian kingdom have been sketched out, argued over, and finally misplaced. greater than lifestyles figures emerge from the mins of those dramatic meetings-- published right here for the 1st time. Qurie recounts either the Israelis’ intractability and the dynamic contained in the Palestinian camp with candor and perception. This integral first-hand account presents a very new point of view at the historical past, matters and personalities that may make sure the way forward for the center East. 

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Sharon: That is an issue that requires a committee all of its own. What concerns me is that these problems will hold us back, because if we were to come up against an obstacle, the situation would become more difficult. The Israeli people are in a bad mood, and lack patience. The public reacts quickly to anything that happens. I sense the prevalence of what I once called ‘crazy Israel’. I am inclining towards a restricted but definite objective that would be achievable. This will not be peace, but a stage below it, a kind of truce.

It must be said that, whatever our differences, we appeared at least to share the hope of putting a halt to the bloodshed and of avoiding the proliferation of dangerous situations, with the ultimate aim of coexistence between our two peoples. Sharon, who was aged seventy at the time, was an impressive presence. He was still every inch the supremely self-confident military commander. He was a man in the prime of life, basking in the glory of his past achievements. His belief in the logic of strength went back to the early days of his military career in 1948, when the Jews imposed their will in Palestine by force of arms.

Sharon: Our language . . Abu Ala: Our languages share the same basis. Sharon: During the Ottoman era, there was a lawyer in Jaffa called David Moyal who died in 1950 at the age of eighty. He wrote a translation of the Quran into Hebrew. Abu Ala: After I came back from Tunis, I went to visit Uri Savir. By ill luck, his mother, who had wanted to meet me, had just passed away. So I went to Jerusalem to offer him my condolences. Uri said his mother had never touched a book from his father’s library since his death except to pick out an ancient copy of the Holy Quran that she presented to me as a gift.

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