Arab Promises via Blair
By Micah Halpern
Saturday July 2, 2005
I've Been Thinking:
Today, British PM Tony Blair spent 90 minutes in a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, the defacto ruler of Saudi Arabia.
Blair was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia trying to garner Saudi support for the G-8 initiative to aid the Palestinians after Israel withdraws from Gaza.
Sounds funny, right? But there is an essential point here.
Why is a Western leader spending valuable time convincing Arab leaders to support the Palestinians?
The US and Great Britain know exactly what will happen and are trying to organize Arab donor states in order to better support a productive Palestinian state.