Guide for the dumbstruck dove

January 30, 2006 at 12:03 pm | Posted in Israel | Leave a comment

(Haaretz Magazine) Five years ago, Yossi Beilin published “Madrich Leyona Patzua” (“Manual for a Wounded Dove”) in order to defend the Oslo Accords and to explain why, in his opinion, they failed.

Beilin attributed the collapse of the talks at Camp David between Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat; the start of the intifada that followed; and the resultant election of the Likud and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to mistakes made by both sides. He lays much of the responsibility at the feet of Benjamin Netanyahu, who was prime minister from 1996-99.


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