Mr. Meyerson also alleged that “organizations and funders around the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) . . . support Israel’s intransigence.” When Israel embarked on the Oslo process with Yasser Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization, AIPAC — the registered pro-Israel lobby — supported it. When Israel and the United States proposed a West Bank and Gaza Strip Palestinian state, with eastern Jerusalem as its capital, in 2000 and 2001 and Israel repeated the offer in 2008, AIPAC and the “organizations and funders” around it supported that. The intransigence came from the Palestinian Arabs, who rejected all three deals, the first two violently.
The writer is Washington director of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.