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ISRAEL AND THE ARABS: ELUSIVE PEACE, Television Documentary Archive

ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/1-24: Interview transcripts, Palestinians, 2003-2005


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/1

2003 Sep 7

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Abu Ala’a (Ali Mohammed Qurei), Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority 2003-2006, including discussion of the Israeli invasion of the West Bank, Apr 2002; the ‘road map for peace’ plan, 2003, and Ala’a’s role as Prime Minister. Also typescript transcript of the same filmed interview with retranslation of certain passages and additional extracts from the transcript, made by Brook Lapping during production.

35pp, 35pp and 20pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/2

[2004]

Typescript transcript of filmed interview with Ziad Abu Amar, academic and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, describing his talks with Hamas on behalf of Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas), President of the Palestinian National Authority 2005-2008 ; the ceasefire declared by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Jun 2003; the Hamas suicide bombing of a Jerusalem bus, Aug 2003. Also transcript of the same filmed interview, with minor differences in text and editing.

33pp and 33pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/3

2002

Typescript transcript of interview with Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority, 1996-2004, in PBS film documentary Shattered dreams of peace: the road from Oslo. Subjects include the Nov 1995 funeral of Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel, 1974-1977, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, 1996-1999; Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel, 1999-2001; negotiations surrounding the peace agreement signed at Sharm el-Sheikh, Sep 1999; the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, Maryland, USA, Jul 2000; subsequent talks with William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton, US President 1993-2001; the al-Aqsa Intifada uprising, Sep 2000; negotiations with Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, 2001-2006.

12pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/4

2004 Oct 27

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Mohammed Dahlan, Head of Security, Palestinian National Authority, 1993-2003. Subjects include negotiations between Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, and Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel 1999-2001; the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, Maryland, USA, Jul 2000; negotiations with Gen Anthony Charles Zinni, US Special Envoy to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, 2002; the Hamas suicide bombing of the Park Hotel, Netanya, Israel, Mar 2002; the assassination of Hamas leader Sheik Salah Shehadeh, Jul 2002. 134 pp. Also additional extracts from this transcript, with minor changes of transcription,.

3pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/5

2005 Jan 29

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Maj Mohammed Yusef Al-Daya, bodyguard to Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, describing the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, Maryland, USA, Jul 2000; relationship with Arafat; perceptions of Arafat and Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas), President of the Palestinian National Authority 2005-2008.

10pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/6

2004 Sep 14

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Saeb Erekat, Head of PLO Steering and Monitoring Committee, 1995-2003, describing negotiations between Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, and Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel 1999-2001, the peace agreement signed at Sharm el-Sheikh, Sep 1999; the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, Maryland, USA, Jul 2000, and talks with Gen Anthony Charles Zinni, US Special Envoy to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, 2002. Also additional extracts from the transcript, with minor changes of transcription and editing. Some manuscript annotations throughout.

163pp and 32pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/7

2005 Mar 8

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Salam Fayad, Palestinian Finance Minister 2002-2005. Subjects include Fayad’s appointment as Finance Minister, 2002; second siege of the compound of Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, Ramallah, West Bank, Sep 2002; negotiations between Abu Mazen (also known as Mahmoud Abbas), President of the Palestinian National Authority 2005-2008, and George W Bush, US President 2001-2009, 2003; meetings between Fayad and Condoleezza Rice, US National Security Adviser 2001-2005.

59pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/8

2004 Sep 29

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Palestinian Hassam Mohammed Adbul Hadi (Haj Kamil), guard at the al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Nassr Korse, bodyguard to Fatah member Faisal Husseini, and a third unidentified individual, describing a visit by Ariel Sharon, leader of the Israeli Likud Party 1999-2005, to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and the al-Asqa mosque, Sep 2000.

25pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/9

[2003]

Two copies of typescript transcript of rolls 403-404 of a filmed interview with Mohamad Abu Hamid, member of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, including accounts of the collapse of the Camp David Accord, Jul 2000; visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and al-Asqa mosque by Ariel Sharon, leader of the Israeli Likud Party 1999-2005, Sep 2000; death of Palestinian Raed Karmi, al-Asqsa Martyrs’ Brigade member, Jan 2002; Operation DEFENSIVE SHIELD, the Israeli military action in the Palestinian refugee camp at Jenin, Apr 2002; the organisation and structure of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade.

51pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/10

[2003]

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Mazen Hussein, one of the Palestinians within the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, during the Israeli siege of the church, Apr-May 2002, describing the Israeli Defence Forces raid on Bethlehem and subsequent siege.

23pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/11

2005 Jan 30

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Fatri Khasib, member of Hamas who drove the Park Hotel suicide bomber to Netanya to carry out the bombing, Israel, Mar 2002, describing how and why he joined Hamas, his time in prison and his journey with the suicide bomber.

30pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/12

[2005]

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Ghassan Al-Khatib, Minister of Planning Minister, Palestinian National Authority 2005-2006, describing the second siege of the Ramallah compound of Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, Sep 2002.

22pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/13

[2005]

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas), President of the Palestinian National Authority, 2005-2008, describing internal Palestinian political reform, the establishment of the post of Prime Minister in the Palestinian Cabinet and the final illness and death of Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, in 2004. Also additional extracts from the transcript with manuscript annotations and corrections.

35pp and 22pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/14

2005 Jan 3

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Yasser Abd Rabbo, Culture and Arts Minister of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2003, describing the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, Maryland, USA, Jul 2000; the visit of Gen Colin Powell, US Secretary of State, 2000-2005, to Israel, 2002; talks with Michael Abraham Levy, Baron of Mill Hill, the British Prime Minister’s personal envoy to the Middle East, 2002-2007; the death of Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, Nov 2004.

41pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/15

2004 Sep 13

Typescript transcript of rolls 206-207 of a filmed interview with Jabril Rajoub, National Security Adviser to Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, describing negotiations between Arafat and Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel 2001-2006 and leader of the Likud party 1999-2005; Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and al-Asqa mosque, Sep 2000; the death of Abu Ali Mustafa, Secretary-General of the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine 2000-2001, Aug 2001; negotiations with Gen Anthony Charles Zinni, US Special Envoy to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, 2002; the assassination of Gen Rehavam ‘Ghandi’ Zeevi, Israeli Minister of Tourism, Oct 2001; the ‘road map for peace’ plan, 2002-2003.

47pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/16

2003

Typescript transcript of an interview with Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi (also known as Abd al-Aziz Rantisi and Abdel Ali Abdul Majid Aziz al-Rantisi), co-founder of Hamas; describing an Israeli attempt on Rantissi’s life; his vision for Palestine’s future, and the relationship between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.

10pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/17

2004 Sept-Oct

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Mohammed Rashid, financial adviser to Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, describing negotiations between Arafat and Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel 1999-2002, including the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David, Maryland, USA Jul 2000; the early relationship between Arafat and Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel 2001-2006, 2001; the first siege of Arafat’s compound, Ramallah, West Bank, by Israeli troops, Mar-May 2002. Two versions of the full transcript, with minor differences in editing and transcription. Also re-translated extracts from the transcripts.

5pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/18

[2003]

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Maia Saraf, aide to Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1994-2004, describing the second siege of Arafat’s compound, Ramallah, West Bank, Israeli troops, Sep 2002. Two versions of the full transcript with differences in translation.

24pp and 24pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/19

2005 Jan 30

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Hamas member Abbas Al Sayyad (Abbas Mohammed Mustafa Al Sayyad), member of Hamas in charge of planning for the Park Hotel bombing, Netanya, Israel, Mar 2002, describing his time in hiding prior to the bombing, reactions to the death of Raed Karmi, al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade member, Jan 2002, and Hamas strategy.

58pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/20

2004 Sep 7

Typescript transcript of filmed interview with Nabil Sha’ath (Nabil Shaath), Foreign Minister, Palestinian National Authority, 2003-2005 and Prime Minister, Dec 2005, describing negotiations between Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas), Prime Minister and President of the Palestinian National Authority 2003, 2005-2008, and George W Bush, US President 2001-2009; negotiations with Gen Colin Powell, US Secretary of State, 2000-2005; talks with Hamas; assassination of Hamas leader Sheik Salah Shehadeh, Jul 2002. Also re-translated extracts from the transcript.

64pp and 52pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/21

[2001]

Typescript transcript of excerpts from interviews with Hamas co-founders Ismail Abu Shanab, (assassinated 2003), and Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi (also known as Abd al-Aziz Rantisi and Abdel Ali Abdul Majid Aziz al-Rantisi) (assassinated 2004), describing the goals of Hamas, the basis of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin’s ceasefire proposals, and the reason for use of suicide bombers.

2pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/22

2005 Jan 31

Typescript transcript of a filmed interview with Hamas member Sheikhouri, describing his service with Hamas; his motivations; involvement in the Park Hotel bombing, Netanya, Israel, Mar 2002, and his relationship with the Park Hotel suicide bomber.

29pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/23

[2003]

Typescript transcript of interview with Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, leader of Hamas (assassinated Mar 2004), describing the Palestinian relationship with Jews; the relationship between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority; the willingness of Hamas to uphold the 2003 ceasefire; rejection of the ‘road map for peace’ plan; his opinion of Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas), Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority 2003, and Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority 1993-2004; the conditions that Hamas would accept in any peace settlement; his lack of fear of martyrdom.

3pp


ELUSIVE PEACE: 3/24

2005 Feb 1

Typescript transcript of filmed interview with Hamas driver Majid Za’tri, describing his involvement with Hamas, including the suicide bombing of a Jerusalem bus which broke the ceasefire declared by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Aug 2003. 15 pp. Also transcript of the same filmed interview with minor differences in editing and transcription.

23pp

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