Reuters got in on the action and reported the story below in this today as well.
Interesting turn of phrase Reuters had about Barak's peace attempts back in 2000:
Barak failed to make peace with the Palestinians during his brief tenure as prime minister despite a lengthy Camp David summit with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and U.S. President Bill Clinton.Hmm. Note the verbiage here: "Barak failed to make peace..." Did Reuters already forget what happened nearly seven years ago?! Barak offered that terrorist piece of crap Arafat 98% of what Arafat wanted for the Palestinians. Barak was willing to go further than any Israeli leader before or after him. Arafat's response? A second, even more deadly than the first, intifida that has still not ended seven years later.
This is Arafat's legacy in death: Death. And poverty for his people. And who gets blamed? "Barak failed to make peace..." What happened to Arafat's responsibility in all this? Mr. Nobel Peace Prize winner? Amazing how Barak got blamed for failing to make peace with a terrorist who never, ever wanted peace in the first place. Proof? This was the best deal Arafat was EVER going to get. His response: F**K YOU, and so began unprecedented bloodshed in the State of Israel.
But still, it MUST have been the Jews' fault. It must have been Barak who failed to make peace with the Palestinians, not the other way around...