The spotlight has fallen on the stalled – some day dead – Middle East peace process this week as thousands of pages of secret material were shared with the Guardian by al-Jazeera TV.
Ian Black, the Guardian’s Middle East editor, unpacks the week’s releases, and explains their significance beyond embarassment for the Palestinians.
Our correspondent in Jerusalem, Harriet Sherwood, explains how the story has played out there: an unexpected calmness, suggesting widespread scepticism over the peace process.
Ghada Karmi, a fellow at the Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies at Exeter University, reveals her shock at Palestinian negotiators willingness to cede refugees’ right of return.
Azzam Tamimi, director of the Institute of Islamic Political Thought in London, argues that the leaks should finally bring an end to the way peace has been negotiated, and calls for a long-term truce.
Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland says the leaks blow apart Israel’s stance that it had no peace partner in the negotiations.