Saeb Erekat's resignation telling evidence of Palestinian rejectionism

Saeb Erekat, the veteran Palestinian negotiator who doubled as chief propaganda minister under both Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, has submitted his resignation in the wake of Al Jazeera's disclosure of some 1,600 documents about concessions the Palestinian side was considering in talks with Israeli leaders.If you believe Erekat, he decided to call it quits to set an example of accountability to his people.  Because the documents were leaked from his office, Erekat said he decided to fall on his sword and "pay the price for my negligence," he told the Washington Post's Joel Greenberg  ("Palestinian Erekat says he quit to set example of accountability -- Leak of  documents on '08 talks with Israel happened on his watch",  Feb. 16, page A10).Don't you believe it.  The real reason Erekat felt it necessary to step down is that Al Jazeera set off a firestorm on the Palestinian "street"  by disclosing that the...(Read Full Post)