By Ted Belman
Barak made a generous offer in 2001. Livni was even more generous and Olmert went “as far as Israel could go”. Now its Netanyahu’s turn to give away the land.
David Radek, HAARETZ, reports Netanyahu examining possible future borders of a Palestinian state.
You will recall that Obama wanted Israel to present a map. Evidently Netanyahu has been working on one with the advice of Tezra, who prepared the map for the Olmert offer.
During the peace talks that followed the Annapolis Conference in November 2007, Terza was part of the negotiating team on border issues. He was the one who drew up the withdrawal map that Olmert presented to Abbas in August-September 2008. The Olmert map included an Israeli withdrawal from 93.2 percent of the West Bank, with a land swap encompassing 6.5 percent of the territory.
netanyahu – Michal Fattal – August 30 2011
Terza also drew the map that Livni presented in her talks with PA official Ahmed Qureia. The Livni map included an Israeli withdrawal from 92.7 percent of the West Bank.
[..] The Prime Minister’s Bureau has confirmed that Terza is advising Netanyahu. “The prime minister is meeting with Danny Terza in order to learn from him about the history of the efforts to put together maps of the area of Judea and Samaria during the term of the previous government,” said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Bureau. “No border line was decided upon at the meetings, and no agreed upon map was drawn.
What this illustrates to me is that Netanyahu is not thinking of any bold moves. He is entertaining very minor variations of a lousy deal that Olmert offered to Abbas.