January 10, 2014

Time for Israel to Reconsider Arab League Deal

Uri Dromi, Miami Herald

The Associated Press

In 2002, the Arab League issued a comprehensive peace initiative with Israel. It was met with a strange dismissal and apathy in Israel. The time has come to reconsider it. Netanyahu should call for a regional peace conference based on that initiative. With the rising threat of Shiite Iran, he might find unexpected Sunni partners around the table, led by the Saudis. Furthermore, Arab leaders can provide their Palestinian brother Mahmoud Abbas the backing he needs to make compromises, especially on the refugees issue, while at the same time offering generous financial support to ameliorate the painful process.

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TAGGED: Saudi Arabia, Arab League, Ariel Sharon, Middle East, Israel

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