Rice was the person who insisted that Hamas be allowed to contest the elections in the PA. She also insisted on the Rafah Agreement which removed Israel from the Rafah crossing which lead to the smuggling of arms into Gaza. But she wasn’t all bad.
According to the Palestinian Papers,
Condoleezza Rice offered the idea as a way to bypass the PA’s demand for the “return” of displaced Arabs and their progeny to the Land of Israel. During a discussion about international funding to compensate refugees, Rice said: “Maybe we will be able to find countries that can contribute in kind. Chile, Argentina, etc..” “In kind” refers to land, according to the newspaper,
During closed-door 2008 negotiations, the US affirmed its understanding that the Ma’aleh Adumim and Ariel settlements along with the east Jerusalem Jewish neighborhoods would likely remain part of Israel in any final-status agreement with the Palestinians, according to the “Palestine Papers” that were published this week.
“Everyone understands that what is Jewish is Israeli and what is Arab is Palestinian,” then-US secretary of state Condoleeza Rice told Palestinian negotiators when talking with them about Jerusalem on July 16, 2008.