US-Brokered Talks

Annapolis and its Aftermath: Background Information on Key Issues

As Arab and Israeli representatives gather in Annapolis at the behest of the American Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, to hammer out a joint Israeli-Palestinian statement on the shape of future peace talks, it is useful to look at the core issues of permanent status negotiations.

Jimmy Carter’s “Settlement Freeze” Lie

Jimmy Carter admitted in 2003 that at Camp David Prime Minister Begin agreed to only a three month settlement freeze, but he falsely charges in his book that Begin pledged an open-ended freeze, and then reneged.