20 Years of Goodbyes – Collect the full set of Saeb Erekat resignations

1 Nov
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SAEB EREKAT: Can it really be goodbye, or is it just “au revoir” like all the other times?

Which is your favourite Saeb Erekat resignation? Now you can collect the full set of Jericho bombshells, going back more than 20 years!

BREAKING, BREAKING, BREAKING UPDATE, Nov 22 (Ma’an)

AND…. HE’S BACK!

Another Palestine Liberation Organization official will replace Shtayyeh and join Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat in a negotiation session scheduled for next week.

BREAKING, BREAKING UPDATE, Nov 17 (AFP)

The Palestinian negotiating team led by Saeb Erekat resigned in protest although their resignation was never formally accepted by Abbas.

“The delegation to the talks handed in its resignation which we have still not accepted,” he told AFP, saying the leadership had not yet decided what to do about it.

BREAKING UPDATE, Nov 14 (PLO)

“This time it’ s for real” says PLO

BREAKING UPDATE, Nov 3 (Haaretz)

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat backtracks on threats to resign

COLLECT THE FULL SET

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Latest hit: October 2013

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Trial by Television: Al-Jazeera’s “Palestine Papers” in 2011

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Roadmap to nowhere: 2003 hit

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A little help from my friends: 2002 group exit

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Group offer rejected: an earlier attempt in 2002

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When you gotta go… you sometimes can’t. 1998

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1993: Brave first attempt that launched a 20-year career of resignations

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14 Responses to “20 Years of Goodbyes – Collect the full set of Saeb Erekat resignations”

  1. This Is Gaza November 6, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    collect the whole set and win a copy of “Life’s Negotiations” signed and resigned by the author…

  2. occupiedpalestine November 6, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Reblogged this on Occupied Palestine | فلسطين.

  3. Matthew Kalman November 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    Would have been more appropriate if Mr Finkelstein had acknowledged the source clearly on his blog

  4. DanKelso (@DanKelso1) December 22, 2016 at 8:45 am #

    Abbas has done the same thing. He always threatens to resign but never does.
    http://daledamos.blogspot.com/2012/12/abbas-has-reached-milestone-in.html
    Abbas Has Reached A Milestone In Threatened Resignations:

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