Erekat was neither 'enemy in disguise' nor one of us

Michael Milshtein writes for Ynetnews following the death of Saeb Erekat, the Secretary General of the PLO.

"More so than any other Palestinian leader, including President Mahmoud Abbas, Saeb Erekat represented the era of the Oslo Accords - the utopian approach to the Middle East conflict. His first political steps were taken roughly at the same time as the political process that brought us the Accords got underway in the early 1990s.

From the start, Erekat was involved in almost every round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians for the past three decades. He was a kind of human archive, remembering every document, position and idea raised during the negotiations.

His death from coronavirus on Tuesday in many ways represents the end of the Oslo era, although many feel it died several years ago".

For the English article press here - Ynetnews, 13.11.2020.

For the Hebrew article press here - Ynet, 11.11.2020.