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July 14, 2016 3:59 am

Israeli Ambassador Alan Baker Calls Chief Palestinian Negotiator ‘Accomplished Liar’ (VIDEO)

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Amb. Alan Baker being interviewed by Elder of Ziyon. Photo: Screenshot.

Amb. Alan Baker being interviewed by Elder of Ziyon. Photo: Screenshot.

An Israeli peace negotiator called a key Palestinian counterpart “an accomplished liar” on Tuesday.

In an interview with blogger Elder of Ziyon, Alan Baker – a former Israeli ambassador to Canada and current director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs – demonstrated the veracity of his accusation by recounting an anecdote about chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat.

Once I saw him on CNN, literally in tears about the fact that the Israelis are attacking Palestinians, violating the [Oslo] agreement. I phoned him up, because after you spend hours and hours negotiating, you develop a sort of camaraderie – I wouldn’t call it friendship…

So I said, “Saeb, how can you say that? You know that I know that you know that it’s not right.”

And he said to me, “Alan, you do your job, and I do my job.”

Baker, an international law expert who was involved in the negotiation and drafting of treaties with Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the Palestinians, told Elder of Ziyon, “In my opinion, when you have somebody who deliberately sells the lies, it’s very difficult afterwards to trust that person if and when you get back to negotiating. So this whole breakdown of mutual trust is very significant.”

Watch the interview below:

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  • Sky8man

    Israeli Arabs are nothing less then Amalekites, but thats not the issue for me, the issue for me is the repeated surprise and indignation that the leadership in Jerusalem displays. At this point this is a settled issue that they are liars by their culture and inclinations.
    The first thing that Israel needs to do as a nation and society is rid itself off of the politically correct self deluding suicidal and Politically Correct dogma.
    And try to figure out how to chase out of the country all muslim enemies. Israel will not survive when 20% of its population wants to literally destroy it.