CAMERA obtained the following correction noting that Yossi Beilin and Yasser Abed Rabbo, architects of the Geneva Accords, are former Cabinet ministers. In an op-ed, Herbert Kelman, the Richard Clarke Cabot Research Professor of Social Ethics and co-chair of the Middle East Seminar at Harvard University, misidentified them as current Cabinet members.
The so-called Geneva accords, signed with much fanfare on December 1, 2003 by self-appointed negotiators Yossi Beilin and Yasser Abed Rabbo, garnered much excitement and praise in the international press. To help readers distinguish between objective reporting and advocacy journalism, CAMERA has prepared the following backgrounder on th e Geneva Accords.
In his July 25 New York Times column, Yossi Beilin refers to the complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian situation and progress on the "road map." But rather than elucidating matters for readers, he further complicates the picture with an internal contradiction.