Thursday March 30, 2006
I've Been Thinking:
Bush called. Blair called. Kofi Annan called.
The usual and the obvious obligatory congratulatory calls and messages came ringing through Ehud Olmert’s office after the Israeli election.
Nothing exceptional, nothing especially exciting.
The calls that didn't come in, however, convey more interesting reactions.
Amir Moussa, the head of the Arab League did not call, but he did release an official statement.
The message he sent was that the Arab League rejects the path of Ehud Olmert.
Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas Prime Minister, did not call with congratulations either. Like Amir Moussa, he had a message for Israel.
The gist of the message was that Israel cannot determine the borders of an Arab country.
Sorry Hamas, sorry Arab world, but unless you accept the right of Israel to exist, unless you negotiate with Israel, that is exactly what Israel - de facto - is doing and will continue to do.
And I highly doubt that any Arab entity will reject whatever land Israel chooses to give.
15 June 2012 08:16 AM in Thoughts
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