July 19, 2010
Netanyahu affirms he 'destroyed the Oslo peace process' - the admission was filmed without his knowledge and appeared on Israel’s Channel 10. In the footage of Nethanyhu visiting the Ofra settlement he states he deceived the US into believing he was implimenting the Oslo peace process by making minor withdrawals in the West Bank, while simulateously expanding the Israeli occupation. This difference between Netanyahu's 'public' stance with the US when pressured, and his actual implimentation of these policies remains a major barrier in achieving a lasting peace deal. Netanyahu has also agreed to the principle of a Palestinian state, yet continued sanctioning further settlements during the 'settlement freeze'.