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Arabs Should Reach Out To Israel
By Micah Halpern

Saturday January 12, 2008

I've Been Thinking:

In the 6th sentence of President Bush's summary of events in Israel he said.
"I call upon Arab countries to reach out to Israel, a step that is long overdue."

The next day Condi Rice, Bush's chief diplomat clarified her boss' statement.
Rice put a more realistic spin on the statement, showing an understanding of the region.
Rice said: "There isn't going to be a blinding flash in any of this, not on this trip, not on the next trip. But this is a process that is moving forward." ... "The Arab states took a big step in coming to Annapolis." ... "Arabs will do more and more."

One of the reasons Israel was so supportive of Annapolis - before, during and after the Summit - is because the Arab presence was a de facto recognition of Israel.

Recognition by the Arab world is an essential component of Israeli foreign policy. During this trip to the Middle East we saw how Bush in sync George Bush is with Israel's thinking.

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