Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tony Blair's job in jeopardy as Palestinians accuse him of bias

Tony Blair's future as Middle East peace envoy was in jeopardy after the Palestinian Authority said it was set to sever all contact with him because of his "bias" towards Israel.
Tony Blair in a scull cap

"There is no one within the Palestinian leadership that supports or likes or trusts Tony Blair, particularly because of the very damaging role he played during our UN bid," a second Palestinian official said.

"He is considered persona non grata in Palestine. Although we can't prevent him from coming here, we can hopefully minimise the role he can play because he is not a mediator, he is totally biased on one side.”

Palestinian anger towards Mr Blair exploded into the open last week when Nabil Shaath, a senior negotiator, denounced him for peddling a US-backed peace plan that failed to call for a halt to Israeli settlement building.

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  1. What took them so long ? Tony Blair is a war criminal amongst many things.

  2. I think this time it became way to obvious to tolerate. Like many other things about the Palestinian question. For how long did the negotiations farce last before they said bugger it!