Former AP Reporters: Wire Service Suppressed ‘World-Changing’ Story on 2008 Israeli Peace Offer

In predictably disingenuous fashion, the Associated Press claimed in a November 18 story that “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has shined new light on the breakdown of a potentially history-altering round of 2008 peace talks.” Abbas acknowledged that Israel offered Palestinians 93.5 percent of the West Bank and other significant concessions. The “light” isn’t “new” at all. The wire service had the news almost seven years ago, and, according to former AP reporters, refused to publish it. An AP reporter who “discovered the Israeli peace offer in early 2009, got it confirmed on the record and brought it” to the AP in Jerusalem has substantiated the assertion that it “suppressed a world-changing story for no acceptable reason.”

It is perhaps the most damming validation yet that prudent people should never trust establishment press reports out of the Middle East — particularly in regards to Israel — because of their “pattern … of accepting the Palestinian narrative as truth and branding the Israelis as oppressors.”

  • Clear Thinker

    This is old news.

    • Minicapt

      It’s not old, it’s consistent. The “pallies” have always done this, and there is no indication that they can change their behaviour.


  • Hard Little Machine

    Israel could have offered 100% of Israel and Abbas would say no. A country is not their objective – genocide is.