We offered them everything, but they refused! Again!!
In Condoleezza Rice's new memoir, No Higher Honor, the former US secretary of state claims a "historic peace deal" between Israel and the Palestinians was once close at hand in 2007.
In the memoir, Rice says Israel's then-prime minister, Ehud Olmert, was ready to make "an extraordinary offer" to President Mahmoud Abbas, Newsweek Magazine reported Tuesday citing an advance copy.
"I'll give him enough land, maybe something like 94 percent with swaps," Olmert is quoted as saying. "There will be two capitals, one for us in West Jerusalem and one for the Palestinians in East Jerusalem."
-- In memoir, Rice says 'historic peace' nearly reached; Ma'an News Agency, 26 Oct 2011