This month marked the 30th anniversary of the 1973 Middle East war. Thirty years after that war ended some of the Agranat Committee's findings have been published in Israel that shed a new light on those events. They reveal the behind-the-scenes manoeuvres between the Soviet Union and the USA and also how the then government of Israel hid many important facts from its own people about what was really going on.
The recent Geneva Accords on the Middle East crisis have provoked a hysterical reaction on the part of Ariel Sharon who lashed out at the signatories of the Geneva initiative in a stormy start to the winter session of the Knesset on Monday of last week. Yossi Schwartz and Leon Cohen, in Israel, explain what lies behind this latest development.
In the last few months we have heard a lot about the Geneva plan that
supposedly represents a breakthrough in the "Peace process" in the
Middle East. In reality this plan reflects the growing contradictions between
the interests of European imperialism and American imperialism and its
"Road map". Moreover, the Geneva Accord is a simple sell out of the Palestinian people's
aspirations to be free and to live normal lives.