Ehud Olmert, Israeli Former Prime Minister, Regrets Mideast Peace Talk Failure In New Memoir

JERUSALEM — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a “historic mistake” by rebuffing an Israeli peace offer during negotiations in 2008, Israel’s former prime minister wrote in excerpts from his forthcoming memoirs published Friday.T…

JERUSALEM — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a “historic mistake” by rebuffing an Israeli peace offer during negotiations in 2008, Israel’s former prime minister wrote in excerpts from his forthcoming memoirs published Friday.

The new details from Ehud Olmert’s memoirs were published days after the Arab TV station Al-Jazeera released secret documents revealing the details of the Palestinians’ positions during the same negotiations, in which both sides appear to have been prepared to make major concessions.

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