Disagreements on the Negotiation Process of the Camp David Summit

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Many disagreements would arise in the negotiation process of the Camp David Summit that would lead it to be unsuccessful. Disagreements such as the division of territory, the dispute over Jerusalem, Security and Refugee arrangements arose in the negotiations. However, most of the criticism for the failure at Camp David Summit was not pressed on toward the disagreement, it was pressed on Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat. In this paper, it will mention about blaming Arafat, disagreement on the “right of return”, Disagreement on Land swap, and disagreement on the proposed map as the reason for the failure at Camp David Summit. Most of the criticism for the failure at Camp David negotiations was pressed on the Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat. He was the main reason that the summit failed. In Norman G. Finkelstein’s “The Camp David II Negotiations: How Dennis Ross Proved the Palestinians Aborted the Peace Process”, Finkelstein wrote that the reason for the Camp David’ failure is that Arafat did nothing during the negotiation; he made no concessions while Barak made huge concessions. Norman G. Finkelstein wrote:
The essence of Ross’s explanation for Camp David’s failure, repeatedly set forth, is that whereas Barak made huge concessions at Camp David, Arafat, having a “tendency to pocket” (p. 686), made none: “we kept moving toward
[Arafat] without much movement from him” (p. 686); “the summit was about to collapse. The President had made his best effort,
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